Exclusive: 'The Hope & The Change'
New film highlights former Obama voters and the 2012 race
- Duration 9:09
- Date Aug 24, 2012
New film highlights former Obama voters and the 2012 race
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Bob -- back here.
I'm sure we'll -- yeah tons of speeches that's exactly what I wonder -- people last year.
What has never read about and I'm not interest in what it says -- Mormon supporters don't do you tell them it's still about what.
I don't know -- recover unless you tell them it's still about change.
That's as he would say that we're ready for a change.
I don't -- it deserves a chance Marines and he promised change.
Promise promise promise Obama.
Let me down and say I think it makes me angry is that really makes -- very very angry to just hasn't -- In her years -- -- Obama -- just -- more years of gridlock we try to change.
The solutions and honestly don't you -- if that happens.
Voted for the forty years of Obama and voted for trying guys let's get the nation back and where I am not going from President Obama that much I didn't -- A lousy job -- made good on any it was a smoke and -- further and further in -- if he should he's going up businesses closing.
Government handouts -- so -- cleaning I expect a lot more expletive I didn't.
-- -- -- I have no optimism -- for my son -- angry it's more of disgust at this point I'm exhausted from.
And I'm tired of health care costs going up false hope to me it looks very dismal it's not hopeful that's just.
Heartbreaking -- always end.
But I am a Democrat and and in Florida registered Democrat I'm an independent I was raised Democrat Democrats want to.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- President Obama and it broke off course -- in rural northeast Ohio and Virginia my background more independent typically I'll -- Democrats playing -- this election.
I cannot vote for president of -- millions.
Now welcome to this special edition of Hannity now you just all part of the new movie titled the -- -- the change now the hour -- film.
As a product does Citizens United and highlights a large group of registered Democrat and independent voters who supported president -- Obama back in 2008 but now.
Four years later they're not buying into the hype the hope the change.
And the movie's gonna premiere on Tuesday in Tampa at the Republican National Convention and then in September just in time for Election Day.
The movie will be out in theaters but tonight only on Hannity you'll be able to see.
A large portions of this film and then later you gonna get directly from some of the voters better featured in the movie.
And all the -- for Obama in 2008 and will no longer be supporting him this election joining me now.
Other writer director of the film Steve Bannon the film's producer David bossy and Fox News contributor pat -- -- pat consulted on the making of this film.
-- I don't say this slightly.
But I mean every.
-- -- -- This is the most powerful documentary.
I've ever seen in my life.
There's no way that anybody watches this film can vote for Barack Obama.
You bring us back.
And walk us through the whole election cycle it's almost like -- it's almost like I feel like I have amnesia -- follow this every night.
Also with how you got started.
David -- laugh about it the last year at this time sat down to talk about having a film for the cycle we didn't just wanna make a film that talked conservatives talk to Tea Party people.
We want to really think through.
How look at -- David Axelrod -- in the summer and fall of 2012 we said if you look at those battleground states.
Seven states -- hundred -- every -- a hundred -- five to six million.
Voters all Democrats.
All independents that voted for President Obama.
And that's we reached out to pack Dave reject a package now we needed people to help us find the pool of people that are out there that -- so strongly supported President Obama.
We wanna go through the journey of their lives in the journey the country the last four years system.
It's and it's almost like an awakening process you remind -- the huge crowds the yes we can and I'm not gonna have -- put gas in my car pay for my mortgage and we elect Barack Obama.
That mean it was almost like this hypnotic trance you capture that.
And now people wake up.
Four years later.
It's a very powerful -- John I think that that is saying it in their own words and as Steve said.
These are Democrats and independents these or what I consider people bandy about the political professionals bandy about the Reagan coalition in my opinion.
That's who these people are -- if if politicians can learn to speak to middle America these people they're gonna win a lot of elections.
-- pat you're you're -- Democrat you've been outspoken against the Obama administration.
Very different Barack Obama.
Then the one on this film.
This -- an uplifting figured that was gonna unite the world then and what what's important is that all of the people who appear in this film horn again Democrats in the country -- Republicans are no conservatives of Tea Party people.
These are people who work.
In the middle or you know conservative Democrats to moderate Democrats but they believe will -- embodies they invested a great deal of hope.
And their disappointment and now we showed your conservative your -- -- -- had Obama nailed from the beginning -- so it in and to ensure that you see here for this but these voters.
They invested other kinds hopes and their disappointment in what they did not get what he promised him what he's delivered.
In what is shocking is hearing their own words in my job -- -- -- -- I held the news if you wanna do this straight.
You could go out and talk to people in their language not your language not the people you talk to me and let them.
Expressive because it will shock Q what the -- because I don't.
-- about America it look and we're gonna show well folks you gotta see this we're gonna show you a lot of the film throughout this next hour.
I think that's the word that I would use it shocked me.
To go back -- see the crowds and the -- people's at this moment where people thought that this country was going to get better and change and that.
This unifying figure.
And seeing it through the prism of today.
Department and the negativity in the cycle -- it.
Can can I just say.
You know everybody likes to on a daily basis attack citizens united for Supreme Court case.
A -- we went to the Supreme Court and fought the federal election commission for our right to do.
This we didn't go to create super -- -- didn't go to create American crossroads or allow unions to be able to spend a lot more money.
We went to the supreme court for our first amendment rights.
To be able to make films an advertisement which -- was a criminal act a criminal act under McCain Feingold and so I'm proud to say.
This is our first film since.
The Supreme Court a great point really is.
When you when you go through that old footage though and you see the crowds in -- Those select moments so we all remember it was unbelievable and they will leave the site you know -- look at the crowds -- how they look.
You look at the -- catharsis.
Trying to crest tomorrow that's another crying -- -- celebrity -- reason I got the idea what was heard the focus groups and then we started interviewing people.
I asked him to go back to the summer 2008 when he first became conscious of Barack Obama.
-- -- -- go back to Election Day as we go back on grant park tonight and the a motion the investment people had been President Obama it was unbelievable and so when you put it together with the footage inherent talk about it.
You can see in this country I mean -- Obama at for a moment in time.
Had something I think that was very unique in American history and you see kind of how it was it all -- time that maybe this is the wrong question was -- all allusion.
The words was he almost like.
A product of slick marketing -- can I just say I don't think the people that are in this film.
And a lot of eat a lot more people who we -- -- -- that we knew we -- spoke to in the focus groups.
They really didn't understand Barack Obama's background they didn't understand.
You know our first film in 2008 about.
Jerry -- -- and and about the terrorist connections and then all of the back for all of his background they didn't understand nor care charming as Democrats and independents you're talking and that's what -- and and it can restore were so important.
They have a different nomenclature.
Those types of things that people were talking about 2008 the evening came up Reverend Wright that.
That is not even on the horizon who really is it's not on -- charges that it was very much focused on on on bringing the country together week.
We got a great product from fully hit the back -- in the next segment now we're gonna what Steve David pack coming up after the break then later.
You -- hear from Democrat and independent voters featured in this film though they will explain.
Why they once believed in Barack Obama's hope and change -- -- and why they now say they regret -- -- I think GE is in your ovaries can.
I don't think -- was well prepared for these problems.
And I don't think -- I got when I was expecting.