First, I don't think that everyone that sees the movie is a flaming leftist. Millions of people in this country have a gut feeling that "something just isn't right". They look at the assault on our liberties, jobs being shipped overseas, massive budget and trade deficits, large increases in social spending, and an open border.
Then they turn on the evening news, and see the biggest story of the week has to do with wether or not Cheney used the "F" word on the Senate floor.
And then a documentary like this comes out, that challenges the "system". People are searching for the truth, which explains why so many people have gone to see this documentary. (Which doesn't mean there is any truth in this film, simply that nature abhors a vacuum)
Secondly, I believe this movie shows that there is a very large market out there for presenting the real truth to people about what is going on this country. A conservative constitutionalist just needs to come along and make a documentary. It would probably do 3 times as well as this film by Moore.
Some of the griping about this film has become hysterical. One poster here was suggesting the FBI "start a file" on anyone that attended the movie. Others have questioned the box office numbers. And yet others keep tossing around words like "treason" and "sedition".
People need to step back and look at the big picture, which is that many Americans know that something is VERY wrong with the direction of this country. There is a large void to be filled, and if Freedom-oriented folks don't fill it, people like Moore certainly will.
Ultimately, the fate of the Republic lies with the hearts and minds of the American people, and as such, they need to be presented the facts on such things as the assault on our liberties, the conspiracy to destroy the family and morality, etc....
Maybe someone like Reagan will step forward to present this information to the American people. Like Reagan, I still beleive the American people will do the right thing most of the time, if presented with the truth. We just need someone to present the facts to them on a large scale (all of us should do so on smaller scales, within our spheres of influence).
Hey, wet blanket, why did you need to bring reason and logic into this?