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The Story of Us': New Obama Re-election Vid Replays All His Viral Moments


"You've got to see this video about that journey -- it will make you smile."

Need a history of Barack Obama over the last five years? Then we've got the video for you.

A new Obama campaign video, put together by Boing Boing's Joe Sabia, is a five-minute walkthrough of "presidential memes."

Everything from videos of the president playing basketball, to swatting flies, to singing Al Green is included.

In short, it plays like a five-minute history of all the moments where the president has done and/or said something that has gone viral. At least the flattering moments, that is. For all the obvious reasons, comments about punishing enemies or stupid police have been excluded from the video history.

The video closes with this line from the president: “We have seen so much, but there’s so much more to do."

Watch "The Story of Us: Five Years Ago Today" via BarackObamadotcom:

In a statement included in the video's description, President Obama guarantees the video will "make you smile:"

Five years ago today, a few thousand of us gathered in Springfield, Illinois, to launch an improbable campaign for president.

The task was to build a grassroots movement capable of making the kind of change we believe in.

You've got to see this video about that journey -- it will make you smile.

From the very start this has been an experiment in our political process, testing whether ordinary people really can still come together to change this country.

We proved that it's possible. But we've also learned that entrenched interests adapt and claw back even harder, which means this election will be even more of a challenge.

I can't wait to see what you can do.


Are you smiling?

(H/T: Boing Boing)

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