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Mitt Doc Worth It For Some

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So I watched the documentary called Mitt.  It’s the behind the scenes look at the campaign and the family of Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign.  You can only see it on Netflix.

Here is my Informed Not Inflamed review:

Who should watch this? Political junkies. Those who want to get another perspective of Mitt Romney. And anyone looking to create their own documentary.

Who should not watch this? If you hate politics, you will probably check out early.  Also, someone looking for a cinematic experience will click to another Netflix offering.  Mitt is a higher-end home video.  I am not knocking that aspect of it, but if you’re looking for a motion picture, this isn’t it.  If you want to put together some of your home videos in a cool way, this is a good primer.

Overall, I think it was an interesting study of what a candidate and his family endure during a campaign.  The Romneys are a nice family.  They’re also very honest.  One son admits to saying one thing to the media while he thinks the other way.  Is it disingenuous? Maybe. But that is our political system and they were playing by the rules. 

But you also feel their disappointment when it’s apparent Obama will win re-election.  No matter how you voted or thought the election would turn out, you have to feel for the family who just couldn’t believe the country wouldn’t elect their dad.  This family was fully invested.  The moments of realization are the most poignant.

The family reaction was no different than other Republicans after the second debate where Benghazi became the big issue.  They’re angry at Candy Crowley.  But in reality, they’re angry at the situation where an incumbent has an advantage over an issue they have more insight into.