Monday, April 23, 2012

Inside the Presidents Club

When Barack Obama was hatching his most elaborate campaign video, he recruited two Oscar winners--one to direct and another, Tom Hanks, to narrate. But the real star of the film was not the man looking to win a second term. It was someone who had already accomplished that.

Bill Clinton appears four times in 17 minutes. Narrowing his eyes, pointing his finger, Clinton croaks out his favorite closing arguments for Obama on the economy, the auto bailout, health care reform and foreign policy. And then he confers upon Obama the Oval Office seal of approval for sending in the Navy SEALs after Osama bin Laden. "When I saw what happened," says Clinton of the raid in Pakistan, "I thought to myself, I hope that's the call I would've made."

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