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By the People: The Election of Barack Obama (2009)

The election of the first black president is uncovered.

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Ronnie Cho ...
Himself - Organizer
Tommy Vietor ...
Himself - Iowa Press Secretary
Robert Gibbs ...
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Himself (archive footage)
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Bill Richardson ...
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Himself
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Herself (as Hillary Rodham Clinton)
David Axelrod ...
Himself
Bob Menendez ...
Himself (as Sen. Bob Menendez)
Melissa Bean ...
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David Plouffe ...
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The election of the first black president is uncovered.

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Great behind the scenes look at how an election is supposed to run
5 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whether you like Obama or not, this film is an excellent documentary following a successful campaign. Axelrod and Gibbs played a crucial role in Obama's election, and this film highlights the brilliant ideas they came up with along the way. The movie doesn't play favorites, and doesn't appear biased against McCain and towards Obama, it is simply a film showing how hard it is and the path this President took to achieve his goals and aspirations. I would recommend this film for anyone interested in the behind the scenes work behind Obama's campaign. As far as history goes, Obama's election is a milestone, whether you like it or not. That being said, his steps to the highest office are wonderfully culminated in this documentary.


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