Team Obama is suiting up for full campaign mode. This month the campaign released a 17-minute documentary called "The Road We've Traveled."
It's narrated by actor Tom Hanks and offers a heroic portrayal of the president's handling of the many issues facing him when he took office four years ago.
Americans tend to have short memories and Obama 2012 is trying to remind them that this president was facing a major economic doozy when he took the oath of office.
The president also hit the road visiting Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and campaign ground-zero Ohio to talk about energy -- namely gas prices. Obama is pushing an "all of the above" energy policy, arguing America must use all the tools in her arsenal to break her addiction to foreign oil.
According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of regular gas is $3.88. Americans anticipate paying more for gas during the summer months, but it's barely spring.
The highest recorded average price for a gallon of regular gas is $4.11. That was recorded in July of 2008. Today, motorists in nearly a dozen states are paying as much as $4.50 (WOW!).
The price of gas plays up the sluggish economic recovery that has plagued the president for nearly four years. However, some analysts say all the president's talk about energy won't do him any good. He can't do anything to bring gas prices down, so he might as well move on.
Beltway Buzz recently caught up with political scientist Mark Rom at Georgetown University. Here's what he has to say.
Mark Rom/Georgetown University:
"Obama's not gonna win the election based on his energy policies. Gas prices are rising, the public is unhappy with this, so he's trying to make the best of a bad situation to let the American public know that he wants to improve the energy situation.
Will it have any impact on the election? No. The economy, jobs, healthcare - those are gonna be the big issues for the election that Obama has a chance on if the economy improves. Energy is not going to improve - that's gonna be a sore spot for Obama during the main election."