I had really high hopes for The Vow, but they was quickly dashed: it is, in short, a political platform for President Obama's re-election. It takes place in Chicago, where he is from. After Paige's memory loss (Rachel McAdams) she tells Leo (Channing Tatum) that she doesn't even know who the President is and he tells her that it's Obama; she replies, "The Senator?" and he tells her that she voted for him. When it's obvious that Paige is not falling back in love with Leo after the "crash," which should be understood as the economic crash of 2008, Bill Thornton (Sam Neill), Paige's father, tells Leo that he should get a divorce from her: since they didn't have health care (read: Obamacare) he's now drowning in debt and he can't save their marriage.