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« Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 178 -- Refineries. | WILLisms.com | Some Call It A Bonfire (Or Carnival) Of Classiness... »

The Kerry Campaign: Inside The Bubble.

John Kerry once wondered publicly how he could have been losing to "this guy" (President Bush). There were a lot of reasons Kerry lost, but the overriding reason was quite simply that George W. Bush won. John Kerry and his liberal allies outspent, outmanned, out-news-cycled, and otherwise outresourced the Bush campaign; Kerry received a remarkably high number of votes. But President Bush received more votes than any other candidate in American history. Win the most votes, and you win the election. It's not brain surgery.

There is a new documentary that goes inside the Kerry campaign. And there's no way I am not going to see this thing:

It features, among other not-ready-for-prime-time moments, Clinton scowling and rolling her eyes over an apparent Kerry gaffe during a presidential debate; Kerry pretending to interview himself and babbling in Italian while waiting for a real interview to begin; Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) cursing at reporters during a campaign stop, and Kerry message guru Robert Shrum confidently declaring a few days before the 2004 election: "Zogby [a prominent pollster] just announced who's gonna win. Us!"

And it's not a partisan hatchet job. Inside The Bubble is the creation of Steve Rosenbaum, a life-long Democrat and Kerry supporter in 2004. But it looks like it'll be a hilarious peek into the dysfunction of the Kerry campaign.

Some sample clips:

VIDEO: The New York Times cover (.mov file).

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In this one, Jim Loftus, Kerry Communications guy, frantically declares that The New York Times is out to get the Kerry campaign.

A choice quote from the film:

"By any objective standard, what the f*** is that? This is the f***ing New York Times f***ing Magazine! Look at the f***ing picture! Look at the inside! They're not trying to f*** us?"

Ridiculous.


VIDEO: The Pony (.mov file).

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In this one, Jim Loftus works on getting a pony in a hotel room for a birthday celebration.

A choice quote from the film:

When I was an advance guy if someone said, 'Get a pony on the 10th floor of this hotel in four hours -- I want a pony on the 1028 floor in four hours,' I would have said, 'What color eyes should it have?' All I got -- I gave these guys four days, 'Find me a pony, get it in the g***amn room...' -- 'Where am I gonna find a pony?' I said, 'Go to the f***ing phone book, you're an advance guy!'"

These are both so absurd, I don't know where to begin. You have to watch them to believe them.

Posted by Will Franklin · 27 September 2005 11:34 AM

Comments

I really thought the punch line was going to be that they got John Edwards. OK, maybe he's not anatomically correct but he has better hair than most ponies. Or maybe he is anatomically correct. I guess that depends.

Posted by: Barbara at September 27, 2005 01:36 PM

A movie about one of the greatest trainwrecks of all time.

It's a must-see...

Posted by: Hoodlumman at September 27, 2005 02:23 PM

I don't get it!...I just don't understand???

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 27, 2005 08:13 PM

Sweet! Is this going to the theatres or straight to DVD?
Either way, I want a copy of the dvd to show the kids when they get older. Then i can tell them about the night that Daddy stayed up to watch the election and the days following how I gloated over my favorite Democratic emo glasses wearing wannabe hippy secrataries at work.

God Will, you'd love this girl. She swears that she's a "socialist." Seriously.

Yup, no more Martin Frost, no John Kerry. That was a great week.

Posted by: Rob B. at September 28, 2005 02:59 PM

If this is what's supposed to damaging, if this is all they've got, then they need to go back to the drawing board. John Kerry will rise again, and even if he doesn't, at least President Bush can't run again. Worst. President. Ever.

Posted by: Reynsfeld at September 28, 2005 07:30 PM

No Sir!...Jimmy Carter is the worst President ever! Jim Kerry only has a chance if our country suddenly decides Socialist and communist goals are what we want to embrace. John Kerry is a LOSER! Just the facts Reynsfeld! Nice try though!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at September 29, 2005 11:17 AM

Glad to hear that there's so much interest in the film. You won't be disappointed.

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Posted by: steve at October 8, 2005 10:46 PM