The Battle for Ohio
There’s a new movie on Campaign 2004 as it was waged in the Buckeye State:
The resulting film, which the co-directors are still polishing in hopes of getting it accepted by the Sundance Film Festival, shows Republican campaigners functioning like a well-oiled machine and Democrats looking incapable of ordering lunch, let alone organizing a major get-out-the-vote operation. These scenes, interspersed with interviews with top strategists for both the Bush and the Kerry campaigns – with the glaring exceptions of Karl Rove and Bob Shrum – by and large leave the impression that the Bush campaign was run by major-league professionals and the Kerry campaign by bush-league amateurs.
Sounds authentic to me.