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Respected Commentator Donna Brazile: “2012 A Slam Dunk For Palin”

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 26, 2011

Highly respected media commentator (CNN/ABC/NPR) Donna Brazile has a second column up  “Yes, I said Sarah Palin For President” where she continues her analysis of  Sarah Palin’s possible path to the presidency 2012 “because one column couldn’t cover everything.”

Brazile illustrates her column with this striking imagery:

In a long and fact filled review of Palin’s prospects Brazile concludes,when reviewing the GOP prospective candidates, The others are too drab — in policy, in convictions, in media smarts. They just can’t compete with her star power. From here, 2012 looks like a slam-dunk for Sarah Palin.”
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Yes, I Said Sarah Palin for President

In my last column, I presented reasons why Sarah Palin should not be dismissed as a presidential hopeful. Because one column alone couldn’t cover everything, I offer another cluster of reasons below, starting with an important one: She has time.
 
Palin can wait until the last possible moment to officially file her intent to run. Others who have already filed or are looking to file need to start developing traction-generating strategies now. However, Palin has both name recognition and the ability to quickly raise the funds needed to pull together a massive organization in the key early states. This media-savvy political professional can decide when it is the right time for her to file.
 
She voluntarily kept a low profile after her response to the Arizona shootings earlier this year brought her so much negative publicity. Prior to the tragedy, Palin on her website had politically targeted Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ (a victim of the shootings) district and others, using the crosshairs of a rifle sight. She, somewhat gracefully, retired from the public scene for a respectable time before re-emerging at the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C.
 
Another reason Palin may get the GOP nod: She can get away with stunts that would sink any other politician. Can you imagine former Gov. Mitt Romney crashing a non-political event for our veterans (Rolling Thunder) for obvious political gain?
 
When Palin emerged from her self-imposed media blackout, the press folks behaved as if they were starved for her. No other Republican contender can generate her kind of excitement, positive or negative.
 
A just-released Washington Post/Pew Research Center poll found that almost 4-in-10 Republicans are unhappy with their party’s current choices for nominee. Results like these lead to a perceived vacuum that candidates such as Rick Santorum and Michelle Bachmann feel positioned to fill. Donald Trump felt poised to fill it. He floated his trial balloon only to see it popped in short order.
 
The Republican Party has taken a significant shift to the political right. I can remember the days when the party was an inclusive organization. But, Republican legends like former Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, Sen. Jacob Javits of New York and Clifford Case of New Jersey are gone with history.
 
Palin certainly doesn’t fill that void, but she may be served by it. Of all the people set to cash in if the tea party retains its strength, Palin may be first among them.
 
Why? Let me explain: Moderate Republicans are in danger of extinction. After the 2008 election, some polls showed the GOP barely had the public’s support. So, the party decided to work with this faction. It concentrated on issues that brought them storming to town hall meetings and into the election booth.
 
Unfortunately for the pragmatists who run the party, they birthed the tea party Republicans. Tea partiers ran in the primaries and won. Now they are strong enough to tell Speaker John Boehner what his limits are. And they do.
 
They aren’t done. Tea party Republicans are fielding candidates against the handful of moderates who remain in the party such as Sens. Richard Lugar of Indiana and Olympia Snowe of Maine.
 
Tea party Republicans tolerate no dissent from their political orthodoxy. They are out — successfully, I believe — to purge the party of all to their left, and even some to their right.
 
 Meanwhile, at the heart of the Republican Party, are leaders like Bachmann who are eager to fill the void and who see Palin as a real threat. Ed Rollins, Bachmann’s campaign manager (a veteran strategist), took a swipe at Palin this week (then retreated).
 
Whether we agree with them, when Bachmann and Palin preach — oops, I mean “campaign” — you know they believe what they are saying. Both are pretty brunettes who can’t help but cut into each other’s support because they appeal to the same base. It is from that fractured base that I imagine Palin ascending.
 
Palin is the candidate with the most crossover appeal between groups. She can talk to the tea partiers, the radicals — even the nearly extinct moderates.
 
When scripted, she can be rather convincing, especially compared to other candidates. The others are too drab — in policy, in convictions, in media smarts. They just can’t compete with her star power. From here, 2012 looks like a slam-dunk for Sarah “
 
 

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Press Release: Gov. Palin to attend ‘The Undefeated’ premiere in Iowa

Posted by joshpainter on June 25, 2011

- by Josh Painter
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Big news in a press release from Victory Film Group:

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (June 25, 2011)– Victory Film Group VictoryFilmGroup.com and ARC Entertainment announced today that Governor Sarah Palin and her husband Todd will attend the premiere of The Undefeated at the historic Pella Opera House on Tuesday June 28 at 5pm Central Time in Pella, Iowa. Immediately after the showing, Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment will host a traditional Iowa cookout to thank the Pella Opera House and the people of Pella.

In accepting the invitation to attend the premiere, Sarah Palin stated, “We are very excited to visit historic Pella and its opera house and look forward to seeing the finished film for the first time with fellow Americans from the heartland.”

Responding to the Palin’s announcement that they will attend the Iowa premiere, Larry Peterson, Chairman of the Board of the Pella Opera House said, “We look forward to hosting Governor Palin and her husband, Todd, at our beloved opera house as we welcome them to our community.”

“We are incredibly excited about Governor Palin and her husband Todd’s attendance at a location that speaks to the basic core values of The Undefeated,” said Stephen K. Bannon, the writer and director of the film.

“We are delighted that Governor Palin and her husband Todd have accepted our invitation to join us at the Iowa premiere of what we believe is a truly moving and extraordinary film,” said Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment, the film’s worldwide distributor.

The film begins its national rollout exclusively in AMC Theatres in 10 cities the week of July 15th. The film will debut in Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, with plans to take it nationwide in additional markets thereafter.

The Undefeated features leading prominent political commentators Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart as well as conservative activists Kate Obenshein, Sonnie Johnson and Jamie Radtke. Additionally, the film features interviews with Alaskan civil servants, elected officials and advisors who were involved in Alaskan politics during Governor Palin’s tenure.

The Undefeated, which was written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Bannon and Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette, chronicles Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence.

About Victory Film Group

Victory Film Group develops, produces and distributes documentaries and films that address today’s leading political, socioeconomic and cultural issues while incorporating the conservative perspective.

For More Information

www.victoryfilmgroup.com

www.theundefeatedmovie.com

http://theundefeated.cinedigm.com/

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

- JP

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Palin to attend The Undefeated premiere in Iowa

Posted by loricalabrese on June 25, 2011

As the nation continues to battle rising unemployment figures and an increasing national debt, 2012 presidential candidates are planning a flurry of political activity in the first-in-the-nation presidential voting state of Iowa.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is scheduled to make her presidential bid official in Waterloo on Monday; Rep. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.), who just reserved a spot at the Aug. 13 Iowa Straw Poll, will be headlining a tea party rally ; Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) will campaign in Iowa on Monday; and President Obama will headline a manufacturing event at an Alcoa plant in the Hawkeye state.

But making some of the biggest headlines is a documentary that celebrates the career of Sarah Palin. “The Undefeated” will debut at the 111-year-old Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday, June 28. The documentary highlights Palin’s term as Alaska governor and as the vice presidential nominee. Viewers will get a glimpse into Palin’s battle with the oil companies and the GOP establishment.

“I believe it sets the record straight that she clearly deserves to be at the table when you talk about leaders of the country,” said Stephen Bannon, the writer, director and producer. “Her record (as governor) is far greater than Governor Romney or Governor Pawlenty.”

CNN is reporting that the film’s star will be on hand for the big debut. The production company behind the film announced Saturday that Palin and her husband Todd would be in Pella, Iowa, for the showing on Tuesday.

“We are very excited to visit historic Pella and its opera house and look forward to seeing the finished film for the first time with fellow Americans from the heartland,” Palin said in a statement.

For those unable to attend in Iowa, the film will play exclusively at select AMC Theatres, starting on July 15th. The Undefeated will launch in markets such as Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, and Kansas City. Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), a full-service theatrical distributor specializing in digital cinema, is managing the theatrical release and ARC Entertainment has taken on worldwide distribution responsibilities for the project.
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As published on Examiner.com

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The Power of ‘The Undefeated’: A Review by Josh Painter

Posted by joshpainter on June 25, 2011

- by Josh Painter
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Here’s a challenging assignment: write a review of Stephen Bannon’s potentially game-changing documentary “The Undefeated” after a number of appraisals have already appeared in both old and new media, from large market newspapers to suburban dailies, from Breitbart’s “Big” websites to “mom and pop” blogs. The film has been evaluated by reviewers of varying political persuasions from conservative to centrist to “progressive” feminist. They have approached “The Undefeated” from nearly every conceivable angle.

Some of the critiques are noteworthy for their excellence, including Dan Riehl’s most eloquent assessment, in which he explains how the movie penetrated through his tough-guy defenses and touched him emotionally; Lisa Mei Norton’s superbly detailed appraisal, in which she dares her readers to see the film; and John Nolte’s politically-charged review, in which he expresses his disgust with a corrupt media which hid the real Sarah Palin from much of America, while inventing and promoting a surrealistic and demeaning caricature of the governor.

These are tough acts to follow. Reviewers of “The Undefeated” at this stage of the game have to try to plow new ground, but we can’t escape a walk down some paths already traveled. So this review is meant to be neither synoptic nor rousing. That’s already been done, and done very well. Instead, I’ll just touch on the three major impressions the documentary left on me after viewing it for the first time.

The first of these is the initial “Three Minute Hate” sequence, which has a powerful emotional impact on the viewer. Much has been made of the foul language used by some of the more notorious among the Palin-hater demographic and how it will require director Stephen Bannon to market two versions of his film so PG audiences won’t miss out on the opportunity to view it. The angrier extremists of the far left can’t seem to communicate without resorting to gutter language, like so many of today’s stand up comedians who use filthy epithets as a crutch to get through their acts. Lacking the creativity and talent of great comics such as Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, Jonathan Winters and Bob Newhart, this generation of comics are more than just several cuts below the greatness of the masters of their craft. But I suspect general audiences who see “The Undefeated” will find the intensity of the hate for Sarah Palin to have more shock value than the four-letter words used to express it. Coming at the beginning of the film as it does, the Three Minute Hate overwhelms the viewer with the irrationality and pathology of the attacks made against Gov. Palin. Viewers with a conscience will not be able to avoid the feeling of revulsion and even outrage over the extreme degrees of nastiness pursued in the efforts to destroy the woman. Those left of center, but of good character, will instinctively want to distance themselves from such vileness, which is exactly what the filmmaker wants them to do. Only then can these viewers, the main targets of the documentary, give Sarah Palin an even break and grant her a fresh appraisal.

Moving from the emotional to the intellectual, audiences can’t help but be impressed by the accomplishments of the governor they see on the screen, as they witness the fiscal restraint, “servant’s heart,” and overall competence which rewarded her with impressive approval ratings in office, at least before the 2008 presidential campaign. Energy independence has always been a top issue for me, and as we see in “The Undefeated,” it is for Gov. Palin as well. It is this issue which initially pulled me into her political orbit when I first began to pay attention after reading “The Most Popular Governor” by Fred Barnes nearly four years ago. Before I was even made aware of Sarah Palin, I was on board with her on the security and economic necessity of this nation deriving much more of its oil and natural gas from domestic exploration and production, while importing much less of it from potentially unreliable foreign sources. Not only would it be a shot in the arm to our ailing economy, it would help create hundreds of thousands – if not millions – of jobs. This made economic sense even back when the unemployment rate was almost half of what it is now. Today, it is nothing less than mission critical if we want to put America back to work.

Finally, the film impressed me with its great potential to change minds and thus change the game. Even if it does not move them 180 full degrees from the media-created Palin perception, that’s not a problem. “The Undefeated” doesn’t need to have that much of an impact on everyone who experiences it. The hard left will never give Gov. Palin an even break, but they’re only about 20 percent of the population, so they aren’t relevant to the mission of the this documentary (aside from the fact that they helped to perpetuate the media-driven lies about Sarah Palin by repeating them over and over again). Very few radical leftists, members of an even smaller subgroup, will even bother to watch the movie anyway. All this film need do is persuade those who sit for it to give her a second look, one not contaminated by media misrepresentation. Given that criteria, I believe that it will be a great success.

As a committed Palin supporter, it’s difficult to put myself in the mind of a fence-sitter, and as a Reagan conservative, just as hard to try to image the thinking of a moderate or independent who fell for the anti-Palin media hype and accepted it as Gospel. But I do know a few things about communication and the psychology of marketing, and I’m convinced that if enough people – registered voters in particular – get the chance to see this powerful documentary they cannot help but be moved by it and have it challenge their preconceptions. Again, change enough minds, and you have changed the game. That’s the emotional and intellectual power of “The Undefeated.”

Cross-posted from Texans for Sarah Palin

- JP

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Palin’s Favorable Ratings Rise An Astonishing 17 Points In Three Weeks

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 25, 2011

Reflecting a pattern of a seeming inexorable rise in Sarah Palin’s polling over the last two months, which includes her having a higher favorability rating than Mitt Romney amongst GOP voters Palin’s polling amongst all voters has shown a startling rise in June.

From a low of 21% on June 7th in the CBS poll Palin has had an astonishing 17 point rise to 38% favorable in the just released AP-GfK poll amongst voters who expressed a preference. If Palin declares her candidacy and has the opportunity of presenting herself-to the public, unencumbered by the leftist media’s lens, her favorables are certain to rise further as the undecided voters have the opportunity to choose her based on her unvarnished message


ORIGINAL POST AT: M Joseph Sheppard’s “A Point Of View”

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Cafe Press Predicts A Sarah Palin vs Barack Obama Match-Up In 2012

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 24, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

Cafe Press is a company that allows consumers to create unique merchandise such as t-shirts and other wearables, as well as drinkware, and other items. They provide the blank canvas for their customers to create their art, and then the customer can set up a Cafe Press online store to sell their creations.

As one can imagine, political items are a hot seller. Cafe Press has released a statement and some numbers: [emphasis mine]

The people have spoken and they want to see a Sarah Palin vs. Barack Obama showdown in the 2012 election. Although Palin’s Republican peers Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and now Jon Huntsman have officially declared their candidacy, the American public is throwing their support behind “Mama Grizzly” for the 2012 Election – on T-shirts that is.

o Sarah Palin has yet to declare her candidacy, but Palin-themed merchandise already makes up a whopping 66 percent of Obama challenger sales and 34 percent of all 2012 election product sales.

o Mitt Romney made it official several weeks ago but his product sales make up a small percentage of Obama’s challengers at 3 percent of election product sales.

o Michele Bachmann is also in Palin’s shadow, with products contributing to only 1 percent of election product sales.

Now one might think this is nothing more than folly, though it is a solid way to measure enthusiasm for each candidate. However, it must noted that Cafe Press’ t-shirt sales have correctly predicted the winner of the last three presidential elections.

Read more at Illinois Review.

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World Premier For “The Undefeated” Set For Tuesday June 28 In Pella, Iowa

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 24, 2011

By Gary P Jackson

Victory Film’s hot new movie The Undefeated will make it’s world premier debut in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday at the historic 111 year-old Pella Opera House.

The Undefeated includes leading prominent political commentators like Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart as well as conservative activists Kate Obenshein, Sonnie Johnson and Jamie Radtke.

Among other things, the film features interviews with Alaskan civil servants, elected officials and advisors who were involved in Alaskan politics during Governor Palin’s time in office.

Here’s the official news release from Victory Film Group and ARC Entertainment:

ARC ENTERTAINMENT & VICTORY FILMS TO PRESENT THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE UNDEFEATED AT PELLA OPERA HOUSE IN PELLA, IOWA.

Documentary about Gov. Sarah Palin will be shown at 111-year-old historic Midwestern landmark

SANTA MONICA – Victory Film Group (www.victoryfilmgroup.com) and ARC Entertainment announced today the premier of The Undefeated at the Pella Opera House in Pella, Iowa on Tuesday June 28, at 5 p.m. Central.

The Undefeated, which was written and directed by Stephen K. Bannon and produced by Bannon and Victory Film Group co-founder Glenn Bracken Evans and Dan Fleuette, chronicles Sarah Palin’s rise from obscurity to national prominence. ARC Entertainment is the film’s worldwide distributor.

The community of Pella encapsulates what Iowa and the Heartland are all about. Steve Bannon certainly found a location that has the ‘Iowa-ness’ he was searching for,” stated Craig Robinson, editor-in-chief of TheIowaRepublican.com.

Built in 1900, the Pella Opera House is presently a non-profit founded by area leaders committed to bringing the finest performances to the venue. During the preceding 111 years, the Pella Opera House building has served many functions including headquarters for the Women’s Federated Club, as well as showing the country’s first silent movies at the beginning of the motion picture industry.

Larry Peterson, Chairman of the Pella Opera House stated, “The building is the heart and center of the hard-working family-oriented people in our community. For over 100 years it has served as a symbol that has exemplified American values and continuation of our city’s Dutch heritage.

Mr. Peterson continued, “The Pella Opera House is excited to be selected as the venue for the premier showing of the film about Governor Sarah Palin. As the premier performance center for the region, the Pella Opera House has traditionally followed its mission of presenting quality entertainment. From children’s theater performances, holiday and Branson-style variety shows to cutting edge concerts and musical events, the patrons of the Pella Opera House consistently praise the Opera House for its creative presentation and support of the values that are important to so many people of this region.

The Undefeated features leading prominent political commentators Mark Levin, Tammy Bruce and Andrew Breitbart as well as conservative activists Kate Obenshein, Sonnie Johnson and Jamie Radtke. Additionally, the film features interviews with Alaskan civil servants, elected officials and advisors who were involved in Alaskan politics during Governor Palin’s tenure.

The film begins its national rollout exclusively in AMC Theatres in 10 cities the week of July 15th. The film will debut in Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, and Kansas City, with plans to take it nationwide in additional markets thereafter.

Scott Conroy of RealClearPolitics called the film a “sweeping epic;” Jan Crawford of CBS News said, “Sarah Palin is either running for President or she should be: That’s the takeaway from ‘The Undefeated,’ a new movie about Palin’s life and leadership set to hit theaters next month;” Michael Falcone of ABC News noted, “The film’s re-telling of her accomplishments as mayor of Wasilla and Governor of Alaska portrays her as a courageous and unconventional figure willing to take on the political establishment — even in those early years. … She eschews the ‘smoke filled rooms’ of deal-making and comes across as a fighter for the people;” and Matt Lewis of the Daily Caller wrote, “If enough people see the film it could be a real game-changer for Palin’s presidential chances.”

Trevor Drinkwater, CEO of ARC Entertainment, added, “We are pleased to present this highly anticipated controversial film and couldn’t imagine a more appropriate setting that captures the spirit and messaging of the film.”

Co-founder of Victory Film Group Glenn Bracken Evans stated, “We are very grateful to the city of Pella and the Opera House for providing the perfect venue for our film.

For More Information

www.victoryfilmgroup.com

www.theundefeatedmovie.com

www.cinedigm.com/theundefeatedmovie

media@victoryfilmgroup.com

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“The Undefeated”: From Right and Left, Part 1

Posted by Ron Devito on June 23, 2011

From the Right

Like several other well-known Palinistas, I was invited to review “The Undefeated,” a DVD of which was sent to my home. I also got to attend a screening of the film in New York City, and meet with several colleagues and three Organize4Palin Regional Coordinators in my New York State organization. The screening afforded me the opportunity to see the progress made since the rough-cut DVD.

The movie was born when Governor Palin approached Rebecca Mansour, a close aide of hers with the directive to request Stephen K. Bannon, a conservative film maker produce a video series documenting her accomplishments – specifically as Mayor of Wasilla, Chairman of the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, and Governor of Alaska, before and after being chosen as John McCain’s running mate in 2008. Gov. Palin also wanted to set the record straight about why she resigned office after serving 31 months of her term, a decision that perturbs some potential supporters. Bannon agreed on one condition: that it be a full-length feature movie and that Victory Film Group finance the $1 million cost.

This portion of her life alone accounts for the movie’s two-hour running time. There simply was no room to include Gov. Palin’s terms as a City Councilwoman, or her accomplishments as a sportscaster, in commercial fishing, on the hunting grounds, or as an athlete. These accomplishments would have required at least a second, possibly a third two-hour movie.

Bringing Gov. Palin’s Accomplishments to Life

I had spent 18 months compiling Gov. Palin’s Lifetime of Accomplishments into an online reference manual. In fact, the site that preceded and was re-directed to US for Palin was called “Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s Accomplishments.” Every month or so, the current Master List is updated. Jedediah Bila, who was at the 8 PM New York City screening along with Tammy Bruce said “it is one thing to read about Gov. Palin’s accomplishments and another to see them brought to life on screen” by seeing processes, outcomes and eyewitness accounts. I concur. I know her accomplishments cold. But, this movie did a fantastic job in packaging and presenting them into a two-hour comprehensive course. To read the volumes of her accomplishments would take very much longer.

Viewers learned how Mayor Palin built Wasilla’s infrastructure, developing what was essentially a “one horse town” into a bustling suburb, attracting major retailers, creating jobs, and building the city’s economy. Viewers saw how Chairman Palin risked her own career and took on the GOP party chair who was involved in conflicts of interests at the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. Seeing Gov. Palin’s actual line item vetoes; seeing those trucks going up the ice road to Pt. Thomson; seeing all the work that went into Alaska’s Clear and Equitable Share (ACES); and the Alaska Gasline Inducement Act (AGIA) is a lot different from merely reading thousands of words about them.

The movie also made painfully clear the forces arrayed against the former Alaska Governor, both from the left and the Republican establishment. Both are united in seething, evil hatred of Gov. Palin which was on full display in the unrated DVD and in the screening room. The theater version will have the more disturbing imagery and language obfuscated so the movie can get a PG-13 rating. Viewers saw first-hand how the barrage of frivolous ethics complaints, lawsuits and paperwork requests drove Gov. Palin to sacrifice her career for the good of Alaskans. The audio of hater extraordinaire Shannyn Moore egging on a caller who simply “wanted to be a pain … to the governor” was a smoking gun indictment.

Viewers saw the sexism Gov. Palin endured throughout her political career and the parallels to President Ronald Reagan were striking and eerily Providential. One cannot walk away from that movie and not conclude that history is repeating itself. Her forebear too was Undefeated.

A Review from William E. Thomas, 89, WWII Veteran

William E. Thomas, who is the father figure in my life attended the 3:30 PM screening. He is a supporter of Gov. Palin’s but was not familiar with her accomplishments, except for some details shared with him in conversations. After seeing the movie, he said,

“Sarah Palin is a genius! What she did in Alaska is awesome! But, the Democrats and Republicans alike fear her. She’ll bring their corrupt dealings to light. It will be a whole new government if she gets in! She is one of a kind. Sarah Palin deserves to be President.”

He can see that she is an existential threat to their way of doing business.

Having walked this planet for 89 years; having been a combat veteran in World War II; overcoming a war wound that left his left leg partially paralyzed; and having worked on tankers, freighters, and passenger liners subsequently, he is no stranger to salty language. He’s seen and heard it all. About the evil hatred directed at Gov. Palin, William Thomas said “I was mortified to see that.”

Cinematography

I am not a professional film reviewer of course, but I do edit and produce one-hour videos for my wife Elsy’s weekly ballet instruction show on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and my editing has received good reviews. In other words, I know just enough about video editing and cinematography to be dangerous.

The Undefeated clearly is a professional production. The screening copy is significantly closer to being a finished product than the DVDs my colleagues and myself reviewed at home. Transitions are smooth, clean, and appropriate to the context. Further, the transitions’ thematic elements make the movie emotionally powerful without being over-bearing or melodramatic. There were no artistic flaws, factual flaws, or “bloopers.” The movie uses a fair amount of stock footage, which is typical of political documentaries, but the audience got some good hearty laughs out of some of the stock clips. The Director, Stephen K. Bannon, who I was privileged to meet, said some issues with lower third titles and music would be resolved in the final production version.

Getting Gov. Palin’s Critics to the Theater

The true test of this movie’s success will be getting those who do not particularly like Gov. Palin to the theater and filling seats. These are the people who need to see the movie and for whom the movie is intended. Any Palinista worth his or her salt should already know and be intimately familiar with Gov. Palin’s accomplishments. Of course, as her supporters, we’re going to like the movie. Why wouldn’t we?

Yes, the movie wins minds and hearts. That’s been documented already. I also saw it happen last night and will discuss it in Part 2. But, to win those minds and hearts, they must first be brought to the theater. The point is to bring in the independents, and those somewhat right or left of center who believe the fiction that has been spread about Gov. Palin over these past three years and/or simply do not know her record. In my opinion, the movie will succeed or fail not on winning minds and hearts, but on getting these people to the theaters in the first instance.

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New AP/Gfk Poll; Palin Rates Higher Than Romney And Gains Net. 6 Points in One Month

Posted by M.Joseph Sheppard At Palin4President2016 on June 23, 2011

The just announced Associated Press/Gfk Poll shows the continued rise in support for Sarah Palin. Palin polls higher than Mitt Romney for favorability, who leads the pack of announced candidates, amongst Republicans.


_Republicans still give Romney the highest favorability rating among announced candidates, at 61 percent. Palin, who’s keeping everyone guessing about her intentions, is holding steady, too, with a 63 percent favorability rating.”


Amongst “likely voters” Palin’s ratings continue to show improvement with a net gain of six points from May to June with her unfavorables showing a significant drop from 59% to 55% and a concomitant rise in her favorables to 38%.





This poll is just one is a recent series which, taken overall, show a steady rise in support for Palin.


ORIGINAL POST AT: M JOSEPH SHEPPARD’S “A POINT OF VIEW”

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*Sigh* Reports of Tour Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Posted by Ron Devito on June 22, 2011

Governor Palin today posted on Facebook:

Imagine our surprise when reading media reports today that the “One Nation Tour” has been cancelled. Why didn’t anyone tell me? Oh, wait, that’s because it hasn’t been cancelled. (Good ol’ media… you never cease to amaze!)

As I said myself at the end of the east coast leg of the tour, the summer is long, and I’m looking forward to hitting the open road again. The coming weeks are tight because civic duty calls (like most everyone else, even former governors get called up for jury duty) and I look forward to doing my part just like every other Alaskan.

I wouldn’t think it to be such a slow news day that, what with numerous wars and serious economic woes concerning Americans, a bus is driving news stories today. The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes. In the meantime, no one should jump to conclusions – certainly not the media with their long track record of getting things wrong or just making things up.

- Sarah Palin


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