The Road We’ve Traveled

Well, here’s the David Guggenheim-directed, Tom Hanks-narrated seventeen minute re-election video for President Obama. My first impulse was to describe this as propaganda, but that’s not fair. It’s a video produced by an electoral campaign to support an election. It is what it’s supposed to be.

Given the attention that Kony 2012 has received, with its hundred million views, I’ll be curious to see how many views this video gets. Not that it should be measured against Kony, but this is a video that is meant to energize Obama’s base, which in theory should be at least a few million online activists.

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