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August 27th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

Hope turns to disappointment for former Obama supporters profiled in 'The Hope and the Change' – director Stephen Bannon explains

A new film will premiere this week at the Republican National Convention. No, it's not a glowing profile of Mitt Romney. Instead, it's a stinging indictment of President Obama.

It's called "The Hope and the Change" and it highlights 4 Democrats and Independents who voted for Obama in 2008, and now they say they're disillusioned.

One woman says 'he didn't come up with any solutions, another says 'he didn't make good on any of his promises.' Yet another woman says 'he promised us change and we all got fooled.'

The film was produced by Citizens United, a conservative non-profit advocacy group.

Stephen Bannon, the writer and the director of the film, talks with Soledad on "Starting Point" about his motivation for the movie and why most people he spoke with felt President Obama didn't fulfill his campaign promises.


Filed under: 2012 Race • President Barack Obama
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Mark Newsom

    Slogans are much easier to invent than solutions. People tend to be attracted to packaging. That's what marketing focuses on while product development focuses on the product.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Bob Powers

    I'm confused!!! Didn't the RNC denounce the negative attitude of the DSCC? The RNC has villanized so many words that it has become very hard to talk intelligently when discussing politics. The term "entitlement" has become so negative and the meaning so misconstrued that it can no longer be used when referencing Social Security or Medicare!

    August 27, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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