Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Look at 'The Road We've Traveled'

Here is President Barack Obama's documentary-style campaign film, "The Road We've Traveled." It's an excellent film as campaign films go, and I think it will be effective in solidifying the resolve of those who have already planned to vote Obama/Biden this November and perhaps sway some undecideds who are leaning toward the incumbent already.

However, I doubt the film will sway people who are undecided but already leaning toward the GOP platform because they believe in smaller government but don't care for the current Republicans running or sway folks who think the president has a magic wand he didn't use to fix America or who blame the Oval Office for the economy or gas prices. I think those people will either make up their minds based on something that happens between August and November or will become so frustrated with the Republican nominee while remaining annoyed with the president that they won't vote at all.

Directly from the YouTube description:
Remember how far we've come. From Academy Award®-winning director Davis Guggenheim: "The Road We've Traveled".

This film gives an inside look at some of the tough calls President Obama made to get our country back on track. Featuring interviews from President Bill Clinton, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Elizabeth Warren, David Axelrod, Austan Goolsbee, and more. It's a film everyone should see.
And yes, that is Tom Hanks's voice you hear narrating the film.

MSNBC has an interview with Guggenheim about the making of the short film.

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