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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Obama makes it official: He’s running for second term


President Barack Obama formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, urging grass-roots supporters central to his first campaign to mobilize again to protect the change he’s brought in his first term.

The official start of his second White House bid comes 20 months before the November 2012 election.

“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,” Obama said in an e-mail to supporters.

He told them he was filing the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, and directed them to his new campaign website where a launch video featured snippets from supporters testifying about their continued backing of the Democrat.

The step was widely expected and planned to coincide with the second fundraising quarter of the year. Filing paperwork will allow the president to begin raising money in earnest for what advisers hope will be a record-breaking haul of more than $1 billion.




6 thoughts on “Obama makes it official: He’s running for second term”

  1. It will be interesting to see what his platform is, and more interesting to see if anyone will believe him. He has a widening credibility gap between what he says he will do and what he does actually accomplish. It’ll be sad if he wins just because he isn’t as bad as whoever the GOP nominates.

    Doesn’t America deserve better than Republicans or Democrats?

  2. Okay. Damn! I can breath now. Phew! I was beginning to worry. Praise be the One and Only! He wants to help us for another four years! Woo-Hoo!

    Speechwriters are sharpening their pencils. Teleprompters are flickering to life across the land. Sloganeers and jingle-makers are busily putting pen to paper.

    Can’t wait.

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