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.
Did You Know?
The film was made and first released and broadcast about four years after the 2008 US Presidential campaign which featured the GOP / Republican candidates of John McCain
for President, and Sarah Palin
for Vice President, and who are played in this film by Ed Harris
and Julianne Moore
respectively. See more
When Rick Davis was Google searching for a female VP candidate, he typed the letter "J" See more
I can't trust Obama. I've read about him and he's not a... he's a... he's a Arab. He's not an Americ...
No, ma'am. No, ma'am. He's a decent family man citizen who I just happen to have some disagreements with on certain fundamental issues. And that's what this campaign is all about.
Beyond the Great Divide
Written by Jack Wesley Routh
and J.C. Crowley
(as John Charles Crowley II)
Performed by Emmylou Harris
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records See more