Reporting from Washington — Continuing to promote its new extended campaign ad, the Obama campaign on Monday released a second trailer for the 17-minute video, this one featuring Bill Clinton praising the president’s handling of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound.
“He took the harder, and the more honorable path,” Clinton says in the newly released clip. “When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, ‘I hope that’s the call I would’ve made.’”
The Obama video, titled “The Road We’ve Traveled,” is due to be released Thursday and will zero in on key decisions made by the president in his first term, according to the campaign. The sleek, documentary-style film is narrated by Tom Hanks and directed by Davis Guggenheim, director of the Academy Award-winning "An Inconvenient Truth." (Watch the video below.)
Clinton’s appearance comes as the campaign is in talks with the former president about stepping up his role in the Obama reelection effort. Bloomberg reported last week that Clinton would be appearing with Obama at fundraisers in the coming months. A spokesman for the campaign would not confirm the report.