“Only Harry Potter sold more” in one city.
“It’s selling better than Transformers” in another city.
An evening showing sold out 3 hours in advance.
Minds are being changed. Palin supporters going in stay Palin supporters but Palin skeptics or detractors going in are coming out Palin supporters.
I didn’t think she’d really done much in Alaska, or if she had, that it was enough to act like she was the second coming of Reagan. I thought that her contributions when being interviewed were bubble-gum and lacking of any real substance. I would never finish hearing a story about her and think, “Wow, I never thought of that before.” I just didn’t see that she had that much to offer.
I thought she hadn’t gotten a fair shake in the media, but I felt confident that I could see through the bias and that I understood who she was, what she had done and what my opinion would probably be about her going forward.
I was entirely incorrect.
But what had me and my wife blown away by the time it was over, was the avalanche of information and perspectives that had been hidden from us over the years. …
I pride myself on my ability to know when something is baloney, almost instinctively. On Sarah Palin, I was so incredibly hoodwinked that the one word that my wife and I agreed described how we felt after watching it, was shame. Yes of course invigoration, satisfaction and all the other things you experience when watching a good film, but about how we had handled our vetting of Mrs. Palin, shame was the word that best described it.
Shame for not bothering to look up her record. Shame for not reading her story. Shame for turning the channel when she came on the tv. Shame for not listening to people that we had a great deal of respect for like Andrew Breitbart, Tammy Bruce, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.
Ben Howe respected the opinions of the Conservative Talkers, knew the lamestream media were viciously and falsely attacking Sarah Palin, but still believed Sarah Palin to be light on policy, full of fluff. Then he watched the movie. And Ben Howe was ashamed of himself for his falling into the lamestream media trap despite his well-reasoned and strong distrust of the lamestream media. Whether Howe is now a Palinista or no, I do not know. But I know this: Howe now realizes Palin is not fluff but rather a policy heavyweight, and on the right side. Because Howe watched The Undefeated.
The Undefeated is currently running in ten cities nationwide — to great ticket sales. Expect it to open to a great many more cities nationwide very soon. And expect a lot more skeptics and detractors to change their minds about Palin as the truth the Liberals don’t want you to know comes out.