John McCain and Steve Schmidt talking VP options in July 2008:
JM: Lieberman is perfect. We're both mavericks who are hated by own parties. It would have a tremendous healing effect on the country.
SS: We can't win without our base. Lieberman is the right thing to do, but the wrong
way to win.
JM: Who can we win with?
SS: None of them.
JM: None of them?
SS: John, Obama just changed the entire dynamic. It is a change year, sir. We desperately need a game-changing pick. And none of these middle-aged white guys are game-changers.
Repeat ad nauseam for two hours.
Check out Rick Davis's sustained, bug-eyed stare while witnessing Sarah Palin on Youtube for the first time. The actual scene is even weirder than this conveys.
Now 13 minutes into the movie, and witnessing what I think is the third debate among McCain's staff on how (and this is a direct quote) "mavericky" McCain is.