Barack Obama's re-election campaign chose the right man to make a film about the president's first term.
In an interview with Piers Morgan on Thursday, Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar winning director who put together the upcoming campaign film The Road We've Traveled, said that the format and limitations inherent in a short film made it impossible to mention all of the president's victories.
"The negative for me was there were too many accomplishments," he said. "I have 17 minutes to put them all in there."
Morgan scoffed at the comment, but Guggenheim stood his ground. And when pressed for any negative at all, the director said that the film portrayed Obama trying to exact change with an uncompromising Congress, and that he personally could find no faults in the president.
.... Since 2006, Guggenheim is the only filmmaker to release three different documentaries that were ranked within the top 100 highest-grossing documentaries of all time (An Inconvenient Truth, It Might Get Loud, and Waiting for "Superman," about the failures of American public education) ....