IN A HISTORICAL, PERSONAL CONTEXT…. The parties and their campaign committees release various web videos on a very regular basis, and they’re generally pretty forgettable. But this one, released earlier by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, is more like a short-film on the importance of the health care reform fight.

To summarize for those who can’t watch clips from your work computers, the first half of the clip puts the successful reform push in a historical context, noting just how long a journey it’s been. The second half features Democratic House leaders — Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, Caucus Chair John Larson, Caucus Vice-Chair Xavier Becerra, and DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen — reading letters from constituents who either urged Congress to pass reform, are grateful the ACA is now law, or both.

I found it pretty compelling.

Steve Benen

Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.