Obama Doc Stresses U.S. Comeback

President Obama wants you to join him in a 17-minute journey on “The Road We’ve Traveled.” The president’s campaign released its documentary Thursday night on a YouTube livestream and several campaign office screenings. The main pitch: the nation is on an economic upswing. With news clips, interviews, and official footage, the film shows that Obama inherited a country in trouble, made bold reforms, and has the United States ready for a comeback. Directed by Davis Guggenheim, who made An Inconvenient Truth, and narrated by Tom Hanks, the documentary is slick, but functions like a campaign advertisement. A whopping three minutes spotlights Obama’s support of the Detroit automakers bailout. (Hint: Looks as though Obama knows who his Republican opponent will be.) Watch it here.