Former McCain Aide On “Game Change”: It’s “True Enough To Make Me Squirm”
11:00 am, March 12th | by Laura Donovan
With the conflicting disputes over the accuracy of “Game Change,” an HBO film that premiered over the weekend, we’re not sure what to believe. Though we’ve heard many say that the movie has its fair share of inaccuracies, Nicolle Wallace, a former McCain aide who worked on the 2008 McCain presidential campaign, said last week that the flick is “true enough to make [her] squirm.”
Though many have taken notice of Wallace’s vague comment, it remains unclear what she was really trying to say. If she shared any of the same stances as former McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, however, she believes “Game Change” is a fairly solid portrayal of what really happened during the last presidential election. Schmidt said during a Monday episode of “Morning Joe” that the TV drama is “very accurate.”
“For all of us in the campaign, it really rang true. It gave you a little bit of PTSD at times. It did for me,” Schmidt said of “Game Change,” which is based on John Heilemann and Mark Halperin’s book of the same name,
We keep hearing different accounts of what actually happened and what didn’t, but rather than wonder about the accuracy of “Game Change,” viewers should focus on its entertainment value. Enjoy the story for what it is, because there’s no way for outsiders to know everything that took place on the campaign trail.