Politics

Obama’s myopic biopic out next week

Neil Munro
White House Correspondent

President Barack Obama’s decisive leadership has saved the economy, regulated the health care sector, saved the auto industry and killed Osama bin Laden, according to the president’s re-election campaign.

That’s the rose-colored takeaway from the expensive morale-boosting movie that his handlers have created to spur his base during the 2012 campaign, according to a 70-second trailer released Thursday by campaign officials.

The movie was created by Obama’s wealthy Hollywood supporters, including director Davis Guggenheim and actor Tom Hanks. It will be released Mar. 15, and is titled “The Road We’ve Traveled.”

Hanks provides the voice-over that urges Obama’s supporters to look beyond current headlines — record unemployment and debt, credit downgrades, lobbyists in the White House, green-tech payoffs and gun-smuggling scandals — and instead focus on Obama as the nation’s great leader.

“How do we understand this president and his time in office? Do we look at today’s headlines or do we remember what we as country have been through,” intones Hanks.

The trailer then passes the buck for today’s stalled economy to George W. Bush, by using campaign adviser David Axelrod to claim the economic crash was “an economic crisis beyond anything anybody had imagined.”

The trailer portrays Obama as the nation’s rescuer and healer, who worked to provide free health care for 30 million Americans, saved the auto industry, and took the courageous decision to kill Osama bin Laden, the man who directed jihadis to kill 3,000 Americans on 9/11.

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