Bil Browning

Obama Announces Reelection Campaign

Filed By Bil Browning | April 04, 2011 10:00 AM | comments

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Tags: Barack Obama, Obama 2012 campaign, political campaign, reelection campaign

President Obama announced his reelection campaign this morning in an e-mail to supporters. The announcement was expected to happen soon; President Bush also announced his reelection campaign around the same time.

The text of the e-mail is after the jump. What do you think? Will Obama be reelected to another term? Will you vote for him?

Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign.

We're doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you -- with people organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build.

So even though I'm focused on the job you elected me to do, and the race may not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today.

We've always known that lasting change wouldn't come quickly or easily. It never does. But as my administration and folks across the country fight to protect the progress we've made -- and make more -- we also need to begin mobilizing for 2012, long before the time comes for me to begin campaigning in earnest.

As we take this step, I'd like to share a video that features some folks like you who are helping to lead the way on this journey. Please take a moment to watch:


In the coming days, supporters like you will begin forging a new organization that we'll build together in cities and towns across the country. And I'll need you to help shape our plan as we create a campaign that's farther reaching, more focused, and more innovative than anything we've built before.

We'll start by doing something unprecedented: coordinating millions of one-on-one conversations between supporters across every single state, reconnecting old friends, inspiring new ones to join the cause, and readying ourselves for next year's fight.

This will be my final campaign, at least as a candidate. But the cause of making a lasting difference for our families, our communities, and our country has never been about one person. And it will succeed only if we work together.

There will be much more to come as the race unfolds. Today, simply let us know you're in to help us begin, and then spread the word:

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Literally, the only possible reason I would vote for him is that I have never cast a vote for a winning presidential candidate yet and by voting for him, that would continue unbroken.

He is Bush lite. And I promised myself that never again would I buy into the lesser of two evils bull.

Rick Sutton | April 4, 2011 11:27 AM

Bush Lite. Hilarious.

It's his to lose, Bil. Look at the competition. If the Republican presidential primaries were a boat, they'd be listing badly to the right. Taking on water.

National elections are won in the middle. Which infuriates the edges of both parties. I wish it weren't so, but it is.

Again, I remind folks: the 2012 US Senate landscape is bleak. In January 2013, we are likely to see Senate Judicary Chairman Jeff Sessions.

God help us if we don't have a president who can go toe-to-toe with that.

National elections are won in the middle

I think for this argument to be relevant you have to prove that Obama's in the "middle."

I consider Bill Clinton to be the last actual republican president. Obama is to the right of Barry Goldwater back in the day and even Eisenhower could not get nominated as a democrat if he were alive and running........too damn liberal.

Middle my maiden aunt.

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | April 5, 2011 6:14 AM

"God help us if we don't have a president who can go toe-to-toe with that."

Just like he went toe to toe on ENDA, tax cuts for the rich, repeal of DOMA, Guantanamo, FISA, health care reform, NAFTA, union busting, unemployment...

Give us a break Sutton. Obama supports and enforces Republican policies while lying
about it. Democrats are Republicans in shockingly distasteful, tattered grey pinstripe drag.

Rick Sutton | April 4, 2011 2:19 PM

I don't have to "prove" anything, Alex.

But that's where he'll run to win again. And he doesn't have far to run, dependingon the issue.

Didn't last time, won't again.
Only voting for someone who supports my equality.

It was really fun when he won everyone in Madison took to the streets

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | April 5, 2011 5:37 AM

People running in the streets to support the victory of a bigot, a warmonger, a union buster and a racist?

They were duped and they blundered. Almost 30 million of them deserted Obama's party two years later.

Lets hope that trend continues and they figure out that there aren't any real differeces between these criminal gangs.