Obama '12 Puts Out Glossy Doc

President Obama makes his case in "The Road We've Traveled."
2:23 | 03/08/12

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Your voice your vote tonight. We got our first look today at of the insider playbook how he hopes to lay out a winning case for his election in November. It's a seventeen minute documentary called the road we've traveled. It deploys a little Hollywood magic and the familiar voice ABC's Jake Tapper explains. The highly produced film is narrated by the star of Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks. But instead of run Forrest run its run Obama -- The film seeks to re frame the election from a referendum on President Obama to a reminder of how rough things were when he took office more than three years ago. His advisors -- it's weird to be here which urgent need she -- First Act which is one which is -- which is street which is forward design. We start. The film is directed by documentarian. Davis Guggenheim who won an Oscar for the -- about Al Gore in climate change and inconvenient truth. The inconvenient truth or President Obama is that with a current approval rating at below 50%. His odds of reelection are likelier if he makes the election not about. Him and we understand this president this time. Do we look at the day's headlines. Or do we remember what we as a country then -- Those headlines are that the unemployment rate when President Obama took office was seven point 8%. It went up to 10% and is now eight point 3%. Gas prices when the president took office averaged one dollar 84 cents a gallon. It's now three dollars 79 cents a gallon. And home values have gone down since the president took office there have been more than two point eight million foreclosures under his watch. What the film underlines that the economic crisis began well before the president took office cites his accomplishments. And of course burnish his his counter terrorism credentials for mentioning his decision to launch the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden. -- walked out the -- Woodstock who don't know me he's all along. This is this news decision and nobody. This -- in -- President Obama has his work cut out for him with the democratic base compared to four years ago Diane Democrats are deflated and Republicans are much more enthusiastic about voting this November I -- Jake Tapper at his post at the White House.

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