“Game Change” screenwriter Danny Strong, whose 2012 film pulled back the curtain on Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s campaign, says that the GOP convention we just witnessed is a movie waiting to happen. Though right now, it’s too early to know whether we’re looking at a comedy or a tragedy.
“At this point (in the 2008 election), the movie ‘Game Change’ had barely existed,” he told us at the Lower East Side premiere of “Don’t Look Twice.” “The movie basically starts with them picking (Palin). And at this point in (the current) campaign, that was about a week-and-a-half ago … so much can happen from here.” NY daily news reported.
Powers points out that in July 2008, Palin, like Trump, was considered credible by a lot of voters.
Palin, at the convention, crushed it,” he said. “She gave an amazing speech. So that was kind of her shining moment, her introduction.”
While Palin’s troubled children arguably speak to her inability to manage her own household, Powers thinks the well-kempt Trump kids were a high point in this week’s otherwise “nasty” convention.
“It’s a very, very negative convention,” he said. “It seems like they’re more interested in bashing Hillary than they are about saying positive things about Trump. Except his children. His children are doing a great job. Their speeches are very good.”
Of course the most memorable speech in this convention came from Melania Trump and it turned out to have been plagiarized from First Lady Michelle Obama’s 2008 address at the DNC convention.