TRAILER: Barack Obama's Campaign Video, Narrated By Tom Hanks
'How do we understand this president and his time in office?' Hanks asks
A trailer for President Barack Obama's upcoming 17-minute campaign video, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks, highlights some likely talking points for his reelection bid. Directed by Davis Guggenheim ("An Inconvenient Truth"), "The Road We Traveled" features interviews with members of Obama's team, including Joe Biden, Austen Goolsbee, David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel.
From the looks of the trailer, viewers can expect a defense of the Obama's decision to bail out Wall Street and the auto industry during the severe economic crisis. The trailer also touches on healthcare reform and Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a 2011 U.S. raid of his compound in Pakistan.
The video opens with Hanks' familiar voice, asking voters to look at the last four years in their entirety, and not just the headlines of a given day. "How do we understand this president and his time in office?" Hanks begins. "Do we look at the day's headlines? Or do we remember what we, as a country, have been through?"
Watch the trailer for "The Road We Traveled Below" and look for its full release on March 15.