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Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.

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Documentary account of George W. Bush's presidential campaign.

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Bush-turen - tæt på USAs præsident  »

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At one point during filming, George W. Bush took the camera from Alexandra Pelosi and turned it on her. Pelosi included this moment in the finished film and gave Bush a credit for cinematography. See more »

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Alexandra Pelosi: You just want me to vote for you for your own ego. What are you going to do for me if I vote for you?
George W. Bush: I'm going to give you a little kiss on the cheek.
Alexandra Pelosi: A kiss?
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Valuable document of the election but not much substance
12 August 2004 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

I watched the whole thing hoping that some bright pinnacle or dark depth might be reached. It was not.

I suppose there's some inherent value to seeing and being around this group and getting a feel for the process but the 60's documentary "Primary" of Robert Drew's seems to do a better job of displaying the campaign process, even though its a much older film. The one item I felt this video did impart was that the press is just following their 'target' around and trying not to be noticed and living in fear that they might p*** off the person their supposed to be covering and there by loose precious access.

The candidate & crew seem to hold most of the cards and will on occasion dole out some 'face time' - especially when they're down in the polls.


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