Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Campaign Style Palin Movie Set For Release. Game On!

Scott Conroy from Real Clear Politics just dropped a bombshell that's certain to turn the race for the GOP presidential nomination on its head. Independent filmmaker, Stephen Bannon, is set to release a feature-length movie about Sarah Palin.

At the request of Palin, close aide, Rebecca Mansour approached Bannon after the November elections to get the wheels turning on the production. According to Conroy, the movie is set to premier next month in Iowa, before expanding into South Carolina, Nevada, and New Hampshire. Eventually, Bannon expects to release the film in 50-100 markets nationwide. They're also considering offering copies to SarahPac donors.

The weeks leading up to the release should be most interesting. I guess this is what she means by "unconventional!"
Shortly after Republicans swept last November to a historic victory in which Sarah Palin was credited with playing a central role, the former Alaska governor pulled aside her close aide, Rebecca Mansour, to discuss a hush-hush assignment: Reach out to conservative filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon with a request. Ask him if he would make a series of videos extolling Palin's governorship and laying to rest lingering questions about her controversial decision to resign from office with a year-and-a-half left in her first term. It was this abdication, Palin knew, that had made her damaged goods in the eyes of some Republicans who once were eager to get behind her potential 2012 presidential campaign.

The response was more positive than Palin could have hoped for. He'd make a feature-length movie, Bannon told Mansour, and he insisted upon taking complete control and financing it himself -- to the tune of $1 million.

The fruits of that initial conversation are now complete. The result is a two-hour-long, sweeping epic, a rough cut of which Bannon screened privately for Sarah and Todd Palin last Wednesday in Arizona, where Alaska's most famous couple has been rumored to have purchased a new home. When it premieres in Iowa next month, the film is poised to serve as a galvanizing prelude to Palin's prospective presidential campaign -- an unconventional reintroduction to the nation that she and her political team have spent months eagerly anticipating, even as Beltway Republicans have largely concluded that she won't run.


Although Palin is not interviewed directly, the film features on-camera interviews and commentaries from 10 Alaskans who played different roles in her political rise, as well as six Lower 48 denizens who defend her in more visceral terms, including prominent conservative firebrands Mark Levin, Andrew Breitbart and Tammy Bruce.

Divided into three acts, the film makes the case that despite the now cliched label, Palin was indeed a maverick who confronted the powerful forces lined up against her to achieve wide-ranging success in a short period of time. The second part of the film's message is just as clear, if more subjective: that Sarah Palin is the only conservative leader who can both build on the legacy of the Reagan Revolution and bring the ideals of the tea party movement to the Oval Office.


In the last couple of months, Palin has delivered major policy speeches, hired a chief of staff, made a well-publicized foreign trip that included a visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, all the while remaining consistent about her vow -- first made just days after the 2008 campaign ended -- that she would "crash through" any of the "open doors" that might lead to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Bannon intends to premiere the film in Iowa late next month before expanding the release to New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. After the initial rollout in the four early voting states, the filmmaker will eventually release it to somewhere between 50 and 100 markets nationwide.


But coming on the heels of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's decision not to join the fray, many grassroots conservatives are clamoring for a candidate who has both the stature and the sizzle to compete with President Obama.

If she does decide to run, "The Undefeated" will be the key element to her initial coming-out party. The film's impending release -- and the frenzied media attention that it is sure to generate -- will serve as a vivid wake-up call that despite the many obstacles in front of her, Palin's entry into the race would turn the campaign on its head in an instant, just as it did in 2008.

As she mulls her decision in the coming weeks, the other Republican candidates in the field will be left to prepare for a hibernating grizzly who appears poised to rise up once again.
Read the entire article HERE. It's very long, but well worth the time.


GetReal said...

I might have considered this a go (if there were a free showing online or somewhere nearby) but two straight hours of Palin is too much Palin. I don't think I'd even watch a two hour long Romney movie unless it featured an intense downhill sled chase with explosions.

Then again a Palin movie might have that...if its true-to-life. :)

Anonymous said...

Personally, I don't think two hours of Palin delusions will change anyone's mind. The Palinbots have made up their mind and nothing will change. The other 80% of America has seen enough of Palin and won't waste their time on a self promoting two hour campaign ad.

Anonymous said...

Hey I may watch it if larry flynt is the producer.

hamaca said...

I might wait for the book to come out.

So who is starring in the role of Sarah?

Anonymous said...

Sarah will be playing herself, via old video's It's a boring documentary, created with old video's of Sarah. She will be reading parts of Going Rogue, her fictional book of lies and delusions. Nothing new will be soon, just Sarah trying to convince the world that she's real important.

Anonymous said...

Her people admit they are gearing up for a campaign. Seems like FOX might have something to say about that.

But yeah Sarah, run run run. I'm all for it, and have been all along.

I think it's quite hilarious that this narcissist writes 2 autobiographies and now a 2 hour feature film in less than 2 years. I believe I am well vindicated.


ellie said...

Yes, she is gearing up for that 'unconventional' campaign we keep hearing about! Bring it on. I know Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty don't have a 2 hour Me, Me, Me movie out. But because they don't they appear to be adults of substance, and not Hannah Hollywood.

Anonymous said...

-kinda puts to shame Obama's 30 minute infomercial about him, during the last election.

Anonymous said...

This is certainly not a conventional approach to a Presidential run, although autobiographies seem to be becoming the norm. It might be helpful to her if she does run, but two hours seems a bit long to try to win new people to her cause.


Anonymous said...

Even though I know she doesn't have even a slim chance of winning the GOP nomination I really want her to run. I cannot wait to see how she handles the media once she can no longer hide behind Fox. The best part will be the debates....can you imagine her trying to debate a real politician with a real education and real experience? Priceless. I wonder how long she will last in the campaign before she quits?

Revolution 2012 said...
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Revolution 2012 said...

The weird thing about this is that Palin's supporters seem to be MISSING the reason for the video.

This video will do more harm than good. It is designed to make everyone forget she quit her term as Governor. Meanwhile, that's all everyone will talk about while reviewing the thing

OhioJOE said...

"I wonder how long she will last in the campaign before she quits?" She'll probably make it past Super Tuesday, unlike Mr. Romney.

Noelle said...

I don't think this movie will do anything to either help or harm Palin. Those who support her will continue to do so. Those who don't won't see anything there to change their minds. All it does is indicate a greater possibility than I had previously allowed that she might run for president in 2012 after all.

Anonymous said...

Its kinda funny the name for it is "undefeated"...I would think it should be called defeated since she didnt last long as governor before quitting. She's not running, this is just something to get her name in the spotlight because she's queen sarah, she knows she doesnt have a snowballs chance in hell with her intellects to become president. This bitch would prostitute herself if she knew it would make her more money than having a reality and fantasizing about becoming president.

Anonymous said...

Revolution, you bring up an interesting point, will the movie remind the viewers that she quit or will the movie reveal the nature of the scenario she was in that led to her resignation?

Obviously I haven't seen the film, but from my understanding it highlights her stellar record as Governor of Alaska...it's a reintroduction of the actual Sarah Palin...not the boogeyman that was created by media bias for media ratings. If the film sways a percentage of the caucus goers in Iowa or the NH electorate or the South Carolina electorate or the Nevada electorate...it could mean the nomination.


Anonymous said...

OJ - great comeback - I'm still laughing and you know what...your joke is quite possible after this week's campaign news...kinda close anyway. If Giuliani and Palin enter the race...Palin wins the nomination...end of story. Palin will win Iowa, maybe Romney wins NH but that might not be possible for him either with Rudy, T-Paw and Huntsman diluting his support BUT for this argument we'll say he wins, South Carolina will go to Palin, let's say Nevada goes to Romney...that leads us to Florida...Romney, Huntsman and Rudy will battle it out...forcing Romney to spend loads of money in Florida(he already will be forced to spend a ton in NH) but he'll still have enough for Super Tuesday where he will lose a lot of his supposed support to Rudy in the Northeast and possibly California which will, in turn, end his campaign. Then it will be Rudy vs. Palin where she will take the bulk of the remaining states and become the nominee.

Just a Prediction but a possible scenario,