Ron posted some quips from Slate’s review of “Inside the Bubble” earlier tonight. I’m not one to tout what Faux News has to say, but clearly a bit too much was made of “Inside the Bubble” earlier this week. Even Faux conclused that in their review…
You may have heard buzz about a documentary called “Inside the Bubble,” which, according to the film’s press release, reveals the “Democrats’ worst fears about the Kerry Campaign — a disorganized, contensious [sic], self-aborbed [sic] team that thought that they could win by ‘not making mistakes’ and keeping their candidate in the public eye without every clarifiying [sic] a position on anything.”
Other than needing a better spell-check device, the writer of this release needs a serious clue. I’ve seen the film, which is yet to find a distributor, and it’s hardly what the release purports it to be.
It mainly features the press wranglers and personal aides who traveled with Kerry during the last leg of the campaign — some of them cursing at a bad photo op or moaning about lack of sleep.
Halfway through, it plays like a home movie (calls home to the kids, celebrating colleagues’ birthdays), and by the end it’s like watching paint dry. How exciting is it to see someone check his Blackberry?
Faux notes that there “are too few moments with the campaign’s heavier hitters, such as Mike McCurry and Joe Lockhart.”
Where’s the real strategizing? Or the campaign’s “self-absorbed,” “contentious” team?”
There wasn’t any of that in “Inside the Bubble”. As I noted in my earlier post about “Inside the Bubble”:
My sources tell me that the Inside the Bubble crew traveled very sporadically with the Kerry campaign as members of the Traveling Press. The film crew was granted no inside access to senior staff members, no access to the top decision-makers or the decision-making process, and virtually no access to John Kerry, himself. One former campaign staffer notes never seeing the film crew at HQ.
Clearly this attempt at selling out is, a flop. Sorry to burst the Bubble for all those expecting more, they won’t find it “Inside the Bubble.”