Game Change | ★★★★★★★★

Ann and I watched this movie about the 2008 McCain presidential campaign last week. The movie actually surprised me. Here are a few thoughts:

  •  I came away with a greater respect for Sarah Palin. She is a strong woman.
  •  John McCain made an uncomfortable political selection for his VEEP.
  •  McCain and his staff tried to make Palin something that she was not.
  •  Sarah would not be handled and manipulated. She just wanted to be herself.
  •  Politics is a nasty business that is not suited for principled people.
  •  Sarah came off as a patriotic person that was not ready for the VEEP job.
  •  McCain was right: Sarah needed to be surrounded by people who love her.
  •  Julianne Moore rocked as Sarah. Woody Harrelson was good as Steve Schmidt.
  •  The book authors did a biased but pretty good job reporting on the campaign.

Depending on your political view, you may see this movie in a different light. Just don't get sucked into the politics of it but see it as a study in what campaigns do to people.
I liked the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★.

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