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    Kerry's not- so-amazing race, on film

    I hear that John Kerry loyalists are kicking themselves for cooperating last year with filmmaker Steve Rosenbaum on "Inside the Bubble," a potentially devastating behind-the-scenes look at the Massachusetts senator's failed presidential campaign.
    I'm also told that Hillary Clinton partisans are licking their chops to see the film, which "could end up being the silver bullet that kills Kerry's presidential chances for 2008," says a Lowdown spy.

    Kerry spinmeister David Wade - one of the senior staffers who allowed Rosenbaum to film his private moments - tried to dismiss Rosenbaum's effort as "a childish home movie destined to be forgotten."

    Wade E-mailed me: "The 20 poor souls subjected to this movie will be reaching for caffeine and begging for old Lamar Alexander tapes on C-Span 2. Michael Moore has nothing to fear. I think the working title was 'The Snore Room.'"

    But people who've screened the documentary say it's compelling and revealing.

    It features, among other not-ready-for-prime-time moments, Clinton scowling and rolling her eyes over an apparent Kerry gaffe during a presidential debate; Kerry pretending to interview himself and babbling in Italian while waiting for a real interview to begin; Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) cursing at reporters during a campaign stop, and Kerry message guru Robert Shrum confidently declaring a few days before the 2004 election: "Zogby [a prominent pollster] just announced who's gonna win. Us!"

    Shrum told me he personally didn't cooperate with the movie, which captures him on camera only a couple of times.

    Asked if he plans to see it, he answered: "Absolutely not."

    As for media critic Michael Wolff - who severely slags off the Kerryites at regular intervals - "I refused to be interviewed by [Rosenbaum], even though at one point he called me from his bespoke tailor."

    A press release claims the movie - which won't be shown publicly until Thursday - "turns a harsh but deeply revealing mirror on the campaign ... a disorganized, contentious, self-absorbed team that thought they could win by 'not making mistakes,' and keeping their candidate in the public eye without clarifying a position on anything."

    Director Rosenbaum, meanwhile, told me: "I'm a lifelong Democrat and I supported Kerry. I think people will see the film as fair, and maybe searing."[/b][/quote]

    Can't wait to see this. I love behind-the-scenes stuff.

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    Who would even think that Kerry had a shot in 2008?

    If he got the nod again, I'd write myself in on the ballot and vote for me...depending on who the Republicans threw up there...
    " Look, forget the myths the media's created about the White House--the truth is, these are not very bright guys, and things got out of hand."


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        QUOTE(Hepatitis Dispenser @ Sep 26 2005, 10:38 PM) Quoted post


        My god Hep you have one for every situation!

        No president wants war. Everything you may have heard is that, but it's just simply not true
        President George W. Bush, March 21, 2006

        I'm a war president
        President George W. Bush, February 8, 2004


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          QUOTE(Hepatitis Dispenser @ Sep 26 2005, 09:38 PM) Quoted post

          that poor beer.


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            Let the dead bury the dead.


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              I would love to watch it.

              He ran an awful campaign. No, wait, he was an awful candidate.

              It will be Hillary in 2008 for sure.

              I, however, will be riding the McCain Train if it leaves the station. Not sure about Giuliani yet.
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              "When you say 'radical right' today, I think of these moneymaking ventures by fellows like Pat Robertson and others who are trying to take the Republican Party and make a religious organization out of it. If that ever happens, kiss politics goodbye."
              -Barry Goldwater