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The Hope and the Change: “We all got fooled”

Posted: September 25, 2012 at 11:20 am   /   by

“He promised us change; we all got fooled.”

So says one of the 40 Obama voters whose stories and opinions are chronicled in Citizens United’s latest film, “The Hope and the Change.

The gut-wrenching thing about this preview is hearing the despair and the sense of hopelessness: they’re not seeing things get any better, and can’t imagine things getting any better any time soon. As people who voted for Obama last time, one has to assume that they are not steeped in conservative and libertarian political and economic theory. Consequently, they’re not aware of how quickly things can get better if we apply the right principles. But they do know that Obama is the god that failed, and that is an excellent start. No doubt they have friends and family who feel the same.

The last voice on the preview asks, “Can we go through another four years of this?”

Good question. Let us hope we do not find out.


[FeaturedVideo] The surprising personal journeys of 40 Democrats and Independents from across America who supported Obama in 2008. Available NOW on DVD.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
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The Hope and the Change: "We all got fooled"