This time it’s the real thing:
President Obama opens his reelection campaign on Monday with a
familiar cast of consultants; an economy that’s improving, sluggishly;
wars that he is struggling to extract himself from; and an implacable
partisan fight in Congress that might shut down the government by week’s
The Obama campaign made the announcement in an e-mail to supporters, accompanied by a video.
Obama will hold several conference calls on Monday with donors and
supporters and will begin to raise money for his campaign late next
“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
wrote in the e-mail.
“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.”
I know, I know … I should have expected the worn out ‘one neighborhood at a time’ and ‘I’m completely focused on my number one priority’ talking points, but seriously, is this man capable of anything besides the same warmed over cliches?
Now that America is off its Hopium high and in the midst of a deep and painful withdrawal, what do you, WizBang readers, think will be the focus of Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign?