“The party’s over, the smoke has cleared,” says Gerald from Iowa. Gerald, by the way, has “voted Democrat” his “entire life.”
“I’m a lifelong Democrat,” says Dorrie from Pennsylvania.
“My dad was a Democrat. My mother was a Democrat. I’ve converted my wife to a Democrat,” says Jack from Iowa.
“I voted for the wrong guy,” says Nancy, a Democrat from Ohio.
“As he would say, we’re ready for a change,” says Matthew, an independent from Virginia.
After hearing from 40 independents and Democrats from swing states, the new documentary The Hope and the Change ends with this question: “Can we go through another four years of this?” What would America look like after another four years of squandered opportunities for economic stewardship, and of leadership priorities driven by radical ideology contrary to the much-celebrated unifying tone Barack Obama rode into office on?