The Obama campaign, in its push to remind voters why they cast their ballots in 2008, is releasing a documentary that plays up the president's accomplishments.
The two-minute trailer is for the documentary, "The Road We've Traveled," which takes a look back on President Obama's first term, from the collapse on Wall Street to the fight over health care. "Road," which is narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by Davis Guggenheim, who helmed the Oscar winning environmentalist documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. "Road" will be shown at Obama campaign events next week.
The trailer includes interviews with Vice President Joe Biden, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as the president's chief of staff.
Republicans, unsurprisingly, are giving the new film bad reviews. "Unfortunately Americans feel Obama's accomplishments each and every day after President Obama led our country to higher unemployment, record debt, and higher gas prices," said Kirsten Kukowski, an RNC spokesperson, told USA Today.
Some new polling has shown that Obama's coalition from 2008 is coming together again. "Whether the electorate is viewed by race, gender, partisanship or ideology (or combinations of the above), Obama's numbers against Romney now closely align with his support against McCain, according to the 2008 exit polls," Ronald Brownstein wrote in The Atlantic. "On the broadest measure, Pew found Obama attracting 44 percent of whites (compared to 43 percent in 2008) and 79 percent of non-whites (compared to 80 percent in 2008). In the Pew survey, Obama attracted 49 percent of whites with at least a four year college degree (compared to 47 percent against McCain) and 41 percent of whites without one (compared to 40 percent in 2008)."