The thing that grabbed me was that this campaign video is narrated by Tom Hanks. Hence the headline.
Beyond that, this video is interesting on two levels:
- It gives us a taste of how the president is going to sell his record for re-election purposes.
- It’s a new wrinkle to me — a trailer for a campaign ad. Sort of like the trailer for the Ferris Bueller ad ahead of the Super Bowl. It goes (I think) where no candidate marketing has gone before…
More info, from Politico:
The Obama campaign has released the trailer to director Davis Guggenheim’s 17 minute film about President Obama’s first term in office.
The film is narrated by Tom Hanks and the trailer includes interview clips of Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, David Axelrod, Austan Goolsbee, and Elizabeth Warren among others.
According to the campaign, the film will be released next week at support events around the country.