The Old Mixer wrote:
2) Based on the casting, it seems that the filmmakers had money on Romney for the election.
In having William Sadler and Miguel Ferrer portray the President and the Vice-President, you mean? I'd say what Shane Black was doing here was similar when he was writing his first LETHAL WEAPON screenplay.....enlisting the services of Psychos R Us.
And two very good actors to boot. Ferrer's made most of his money saying ''NOW....'' on movie trailers, despite his obvious talent. Sadler's best roles include TRESPASS and THE MIST.