McCain Weighs In on HBO’s ‘Game Change’ as Premiere Looms

Feb 28, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Sen. John McCain made it clear he’s not a fan of HBO’s upcoming movie about his failed 2008 presidential campaign — even though he hasn’t seen the film.

TheWrap.com reports that McCain says he will not be watching "Game Change," which stars Ed Harris as McCain and Julianne Moore as McCain’s running mate Sarah Palin. The movie premieres March 10 on HBO.

At a campaign event Monday for current Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, McCain said, "This new movie that comes out, (people) ask me if I’m gonna watch it. I tell them it’ll be a cold day in Gila Bend, Arizona."

Palin has also denounced the film in advance of seeing it, prompting an HBO statement: "The events depicted in ‘Game Change’ have been thoroughly sourced by not only [John] Heilemann and [Mark] Halperin’s bestselling book, but also through our own research including extensive first person interviews with those involved with the campaign. HBO has a long track record of producing fact-based dramas, and our mantra has always been, ‘get the story right.’ We stand by our movie and we hope that people will withhold any judgment until they have viewed the film."


  1. Ah, yes! If the boneheads running the GOP convention 4 years had picked somebody else (anybody else?) besides Palin, Mc Cain would probably be President right now.

  2. Kevin, I believe you are right. Thank God they didn’t. 4 years later and not 1 single new idea has come forward from the group of corporate lap dogs now running.

  3. That the GOP considered Palin as a worthy candidate puts their entire operation at odds with sanity.
    The fact that they DID put her up for Vice President, defeated their entire effort.
    A failed strategy, (if that’s what it was supposed to be), instead of sound thinking to choose a solid candidate.
    This nation is not in a position to play such games.
    I am an American first…one who looks for solid thinking from potential candidates, regardless of their party.
    So this HBO effort, I hope, sheds some light on the BS that went in to getting McCain defeated.
    We have much to learn in order set a straighter course for our future and the time is now.
    Peter Bright

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