The last time Twitchy checked in with Morgan Freeman, the actor was trending for his controversial remarks to NPR that Barack Obama was “not America’s first black president — he’s America’s first mixed-race president.” Freeman also expressed his disappointment with the Obama administration’s lack of accomplishment, the blame for which he laid firmly at the feet of uncooperative Republicans.

It’s not surprising that Freeman’s contribution to the newest Obama campaign ad, then, is similarly half-hearted. Cushioning expectations from the start, Freeman solemnly intones that “every president inherits challenges — few have faced so many” before moving on to yet another version of the “Bin Laden is dead, GM is alive” stump speech … but in Morgan Freeman’s voice!

Shockah! Creepy Jim Messina loves the ad!

With the first four years’ accomplishments wrapped up with plenty of time left, Freeman says that “the last thing we should do is turn back now.”