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

By The Associated Press
April 4, 2011


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

  1. freecitizen

    April 4, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Question is…how many suckers will he hook and reel in this time?

  2. Michael Griffith aka Griff

    April 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    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.

  3. woody188

    April 4, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    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?

  4. Morpheus

    April 4, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Memo to America: Stop waiting for Democrats and Republicans to save you.

    Read “Common Sense 3.1” at ( http://www.revolution2.osixs.org )

    We don’t have to live like this anymore. “Spread the News”

    • Michael Griffith aka Griff

      April 4, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      Time to tune up the spamblocker.

      • Almandine

        April 4, 2011 at 11:12 pm

        AMEN… C’mon Doug, rid us of this!