(CNN) – The Obama campaign has released a seven minute video making the case for the president’s re-election. The video reveals what appears to be a new Obama campaign motto: Forward.
In the video, the Obama campaign makes the argument that economic conditions are improving and the president’s accomplishments were possible only against the undertow of a resistant Republican party.
– Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker
The video begins with the job loss and mortgage meltdown in 2008 and even includes a quick image of George W Bush, seeming to make the point that Obama inherited the nation’s economic and unemployment crises.
The video argues that under Bush the economy shed 4.4 million jobs but Obama’s stimulus saved up to 4.2 million jobs. It argues that his auto rescue saved 1.1 million and now conditions are on the upswing, with an increase in manufacturing jobs and 4.1 million private sector jobs from March 2010 to March 2012.
The voice over narration says it was “An economic disaster, the worst in a generation” but the president “never lost faith in America’s ability to meet the challenge.”
It does not mention that, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in Obama’s first 13 months in office the nation lost 4.3 million jobs. Also important to note there’s no agreement on how many jobs the stimulus bill really did save.
The section on health care reform is less than 20 seconds. The narrator says he passed “historic” health reform so that “insurance companies can’t deny children coverage for pre-existing conditions, seniors pay less for prescriptions.”
Among the list of other accomplishments, the video touts that the administration cut taxes for 160 million Americans; got rid of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," signed equal pay for women legislation; increased the use of wind and solar energy; signed Wall Street and credit card reform, and ensured student loans remain affordable.
There’s a swipe at Republicans using spliced together clips of various newscasters describing GOP on Capitol Hill as “the party of no” The intended point: President Obama did it all despite the fact that Republicans in the House and Senate tried to obstruct him.
The video touches on what consistently rates as one of the president’s strong suits, his handling of foreign policy, especially terror-related issues. It ticks through the administration’s success taking out al Qaeda operatives and Osama bin Laden and the fact that Obama kept his promise to withdraw from Iraq.
The video ends with a list of accomplishments, with a little something for every potential Democratic voting block .
The video will be played at the Obama’s first campaign rally this Saturday May 5.