Stephen Meyers is a young idealist who's brilliant at communications, is second in command of Governor Mike Morris's presidential campaign, and is a true believer. In the middle of the Ohio primary, the campaign manager of Morris's opponent asks Meyers to meet; he offers him a job. At the same time, Morris's negotiations for the endorsement of the man in third place, a North Carolina Senator, hit a snag. A young campaign intern, Molly Stearns, gets Stephen's romantic attention. Republicans have a trick up their sleeve; Stephen may be too trusting, and Molly has a secret. What's most important, career, victory, or virtue? Written by
I understand that movies are the willing suspension of disbelief, but Ides of March asks for WAY too much suspension. I have worked on dozens of campaigns and I have never seen less energy in a headquarters. I have never seen less passion in a candidate, a manager or a volunteer. What was George Cloony running for? Coroner? During a hard fought campaign, the staff fits in a meal when they can and sleeps for a few hours if possible. Except for that, they have no life.
All of the problems of the campaign were handled in the worst possible way. The idea that this was an actual presidential campaign was completely unbelievable.
It was like watching a baseball movie in which the greatest player of all time didn't know which end of the bat to hold.
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