Game Change

Synopsis: Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake?
Director(s): Jay Roach
Production: HBO
  Won 3 Golden Globes. Another 28 wins & 37 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
118 min

that concern.

Maybe we have McCain

make a one-term pledge.

He announces in some huge

speech that he and a democrat

are joining together

for one term

so that the parties

can come together

and solve this country's

greatest problems.

Maybe, with

a one-term pledge.

Nothing says country first

like picking Joe lieberman.

Well, if it's gonna work,

it has to remain

absolutely secret,

right up until

the convention.

If it gets leaked,

the right will kill it.

John McCain's decision

to put Joe lieberman

front and center

at his convention

has the unique distinction

of unsettling

both democrats

and Republicans.

I think the idea of him

being the republican

vice presidential nominee

would split the convention.

In the cabinet, fine.

Not as v.P.

Bad choice.

Conservatives will bolt.

Comedy team of McCain

and lieberman.

Maybe they'll play

Atlantic city this summer.

Thank you.

So what the f*ck


Lindsey Graham was trying to

build support for the idea

- and it leaked.

- God damn it, Lindsey.

Well, if it's

any consolation,

my numbers show that

if you pick lieberman

or any pro-choice


core supporters

will be less likely

to support you.

And you gain

very few independents.


it's a wide-net negative.

We've made a lot of calls.

Some people don't even think

lieberman can make it

through the convention.

Others say,

yeah, he can,

but he's gonna rip

the party in half.

But Joe is perfect.

We're both mavericks

that are hated by the

assholes in our own parties.

It could have a tremendous

healing effect on the country.

We can't win

without our base.

Lieberman is

the right thing to do,

but the wrong way to win.

- Who all have we vetted?

- Romney, crist, pawlenty.

- We're trying to vet bloomberg.

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Danny Strong

Daniel W. Strong (born June 6, 1974) is an American actor, film and television writer, director, and producer. As an actor, Strong is best known for his roles as Jonathan Levinson in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Doyle McMaster in Gilmore Girls. more…

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