Summer, 2008: John McCain secures the nomination, but polls behind Barack Obama. Strategist Steve Schmidt suggests a game changer: picking a conservative female with media savvy, unknown Alaska governor Sarah Palin, as vice president. She's an immediate hit and a quick study - the gap closes. Then, Tina Fey's impersonation, a raft of criticism, and missing her family send Palin into a near-catatonic state: she doesn't prepare for her Katie Couric interview and bombs. Schmidt searches for an answer: don't expect her to learn the issues, but give her a script. Palin does well in the debate with Biden; she finds her voice, goes off script, and goes rogue. A mistake? Written by
Politics would never be the same.
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It is a change year, sir. We desperately need a game change in pick, and none of these middle-aged white guys are game-changers.
So... what? I just fuck off and die?
Well, the data shows we have four things we have to do. We have to win back the independents, we have to excite the base, we have to distance ourselves from the Bush administration and we have to close the gender gap.
How bad is the gap?
It's fatal. You've got a twenty-percent advantage with men, which is great, but a ...
Written by Robert John Lange
and Shania Twain
Performed by Shania Twain
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
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