This film takes us on a journey into the places, people and decisive moments that made the men competing for the United States presidency. A two-hour documentary film that explores the influential experiences, and divergent world-views of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
The Choice 2012 begins with an experience both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney shared – a bruising early political defeat. Both went on to learn from their losses, applying lessons that would help them chart political courses that have led them to face off against one another today.
Both candidates have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to tell their own stories, but in this film, Frontline goes far beyond the headlines on a journey deep into their worlds, among their friends and family, critics, and closest colleagues, to understand what drives them to succeed.
Based on dozens of new interviews and hundreds of hours of research, Frontline’s authoritative profiles that emerge are also a portrait of America in an era of uncertainty – and a guide to the choices that lie ahead.