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Mitt -- Documentary on Romney's 2012 Campaign
Posted - 12/18/2013 3:49:52 PM | show profile | flag this post
The trailer opens with the exact moment Romney realized he'd lost the election.
See the trailer here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/12/18/netflix_mitt_romney_documentary_trailer.html
Or here, if YouTube works better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLHxbemvpxY
The documentary premiers on Netflix on January 24.
It was done by a filmmaker who had access to Romney and his campaign for six years.
Looks good no matter which side of the aisle you're from.
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Posted - 12/18/2013 4:02:32 PM | show profile | flag this post
From the clips I've seen, the access is amazing. A look deep inside a presidential campaign sounds irresistible.
Posted - 12/18/2013 4:13:21 PM | show profile | flag this post
It CERTAINLY must look good from your side
And you wouldn't have posted this unless you thought it would sully Romney's image, embarrass the GOP or be something Democrats could use for political advantage.
You're motives are only too obvious.
Posted - 12/18/2013 6:44:36 PM | show profile | flag this post
still thinks mitt won..
Posted - 12/19/2013 9:51:13 AM | show profile | flag this post
this documentary was made by filmmakers close and sympathetic to Romney. It's a friendly documentary -- and it humanizes the man.
Heck, the trailer alone humanizes ROMBOT 2012.
As one of the news sites carrying this video said, if he'd had this image before the election, he might have won.
It does look like amazing access -- over an incredibly long period of time.
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Posted - 12/19/2013 3:19:44 PM | show profile | flag this post
Once again, 2oldcruztwit is clueless.
Besides being journalists, a great number of us are political junkies. We love the art of politics.
Personally, I've covered countless politicians over the years. Most (both parties) are clueless dodos who make you wonder how they make it through the day. Then there are the very few (both parties) who are brilliant at the art of politics. They are so fun to watch and cover. Of the candidates I've covered over many years, the best individual Democratic candidate was Bill Clinton, President Obama was good, but his success is due to the best overall (amazing) campaign operation. Best GOP politician I've ever covered was former Illinois Gov James Thompson. He is probably the best at the art of politics that I've ever covered. I voted for him. One election his Dem opponent was absolutely horrid in press conferences and any big public events, I had the opportunity to cover the Dem candidate in a 1 on 1 situation, out in the field, on an environmental topic the candidate supported. He was really good at the 1 on 1. He just really sucked in the larger events. In the interest of full disclosure, I voted for Thompson for Gov.
We usually only see the public view of politicians. This deep inside look, even if it's a friendly point of view, of Romney and his campaign should be absolutely fascinating. What went into the decisions throughout the campaign, what other factors were involved, who were the voices that influenced the campaign ,,, these are the things we political junkies love to know.
The cynical old man, 2oldcruztwit, apparently is afraid of the answers. The real journalists here are excited to see the rare access to a major presidential campaign,
Posted - 12/19/2013 4:00:48 PM | show profile | flag this post
I agree, just TV...
I'm absolutely fascinated with campaign documentaries.
"The War Room" was an amazing production. And I'm looking forward to this one.
So much of what we see on a campaign is staged and crafted for the camera -- but it's the stuff backstage, that shows the real magic of the democratic system and the beliefs and passions that cause candidates to run.
Having worked on federal campaigns -- the drama and humor behind the scenes are so much more amazing to watch that the stuff packaged for public consumption.
I'm seriously looking forward to this documentary.
And the fact that Netflix is underwriting it suggests some interesting stuff for the TV biz. The biggest hits -- as far as original programming goes -- for both Netflix and Amazon have been political, Washington, DC-based shows -- "House of Cards" and "Alpha House."
The delivery system -- streaming video -- appeals to the emerging generation and it appears shows dealing with politics are a big draw.
Says a lot about a waning tide of political apathy among younger voters.
Posted - 12/19/2013 8:40:24 PM | show profile | flag this post
I'll watch it on YouTube
and then only the first 47%
Posted - 12/19/2013 9:21:16 PM | show profile | flag this post
"sully Romney's image, embarrass the GOP"
Or make toothless crotchety old men look stupid for relentlessly predicting a Romney landslide.
It's egregious I tells ye!
Posted - 12/19/2013 11:30:48 PM | show profile | flag this post
If no one else will say it, I will
It seemed pretty softball to me. Yeah, the filmmaker was given "full" access (whatever that means), but it didn't seem to reveal much about the man or the family we didn't already know. Isn't that what "behind the scenes" is supposed to mean?
People tend to put their best stuff in the trailers, so it's not as though there are tougher bites, more revealing moments to come. In my (rarely) humble opinion I don't know if I'd waste my hour and a half. If anyone watches it, post your opinion on it.
Posted - 12/20/2013 4:02:50 PM | show profile | flag this post
Pretty much any embedded...
documentarian is going to be somewhat sympathetic to the subject material -- especially after six years -- VTex.
But I think you have to accept that going in.
But you also have the benefit of your knowledge of what was going on in the course of the campaign to put things in perspective.
For instance, when Romney was talking about being percieved as the "flipping Mormon." Some insight into the way his campaign addressed the "flip-flop" issue in the primaries. Was it a good strategy, did they miss the mark. That sort of thing.
Weighed against what the rest of the world saw from the outside -- I think it could be educational for political junkies.
Posted - 12/26/2013 9:34:41 AM | show profile | flag this post
Is that he actually thought he would win all the way until the votes were counted. Never had a chance, at least not the way he ran his campaign. He implemented Obamacare in MA and then denied he did it. If he would have embraced it and said how well it worked, he could have had a chance. Thank God he lost. The people have spoken, and the far right are out. I really think if Romney ran the same way he did for MA Gov as a Repub progressive, he could have wiped the floor with Obama. Instead, he ran a hard right and disappeared into the oblivion forever...
Posted - 12/26/2013 11:26:05 PM | show profile | flag this post
Why Romney Thought He Would Win
He watched Fox.