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Obama camp releases trailer for documentary touting first term

President Obama's reelection campaign released a trailer for a 17-minute documentary stressing his accomplishments during his first term in office. 

The trailer, narrated by Tom Hanks, features senior Obama strategist David Axelrod, Vice President Biden, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee, among others.

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The movie highlights the Obama administration's response to the mortgage crisis and the president's decision to push national healthcare reform, as well as his decision to give the final OK to a Navy SEAL raid that resulted in the killing of Osama bin Laden. 

"If the auto industry goes down, what happens to America's manufacturing base, what happens to jobs in America, what happens to the whole Midwest?" says Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate, and formerly a special adviser for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). 

Obama's reelection campaign plans to release the documentary on March 15. It is directed by documentarian Davis Guggenheim, who directed former Vice President Gore's film on climate change, "An Inconvenient Truth." 


In announcing the documentary, the Obama campaign said Wednesday it is meant to begin laying out the reelection campaign's message before Republicans settle on their presidential nominee.

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