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It's on ...

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 end.

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 week.

"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?

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Hope!(that all tho... (Below threshold)


(that all those rubes who voted for me 2 years ago forget what a complete and utter failure I am as president. Luckily, the media will carry my water for me again.

Allah, I LOVE Affirmitive Action!)

He doesn't have to even pro... (Below threshold)

He doesn't have to even promise Hope this time around. He'll do what President Clinton did in his re-election campaign: he'll claim to be the firewall between the public and those evil republicans. He'll point to the years under President George W. Bush and tell folks: this is what happened the last time the GOP ran the country. Do you want that to happen again?

It's the obvious strategy, and the GOP had better be prepared to counter it.

Hope and Recovery!... (Below threshold)

Hope and Recovery!

I know its dumb, but so are the fools who will fall for it.

"what do you, WizBang reade... (Below threshold)
retired military:

"what do you, WizBang readers, think will be the focus of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign?"

Well in essence the 3 themes will be be "blame it on XX", "who are you going to believe? me or your lying eyes" and "Honey it isnt what you think"
and they are in essence the same thing.

Economy - blame it on bush

unemployment - blame it on GOP house and Bush

Failure in Libya - (It will be failure even though he will try to spin it as a win) - blame it on neocons.

Iraq - He will say it is a success despite Bush and only because he was President.

Afghanistan - (see Iraq above) blame it on Bush for not doing enough sooner.

Inflation - Blame it on Bush and GOP. He will claim to have saved the world with his policies.

In short it will be "who are you going to believe? me or your lying eyes"

This will be like a woman catching her husband in bed with the neighbor and him saying "Honey it isnt what you think"

The Democrats new slogan ..... (Below threshold)

The Democrats new slogan ...
“It begins with us … and we failed .. EPIC”

America will not survive 8 ... (Below threshold)

America will not survive 8 years of Barack Obama.

The counter argument is cer... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves:

The counter argument is certainly well known:

Are you better off than you were four years ago?

If not, perhaps its time to change what you're hoping for.

What will be the focus?... (Below threshold)
jim m:

What will be the focus?

Class warfare.

He will blame the lack of income growth on the greed of conservatives and corporations (but not GE or GM). The BLS will continue to push out favorable unemployment data showing that unemployment is going down while they keep reducing the size of the labor force in order to achieve those numbers.

We will get months of how we need to tax the rich and how if we just tax them enough then the deficit will be eliminated (despite the fact that confiscating all wealth won't eliminate that).

Conservatives only have to ... (Below threshold)

Conservatives only have to point out:
No USA terror attacks on Bush's watch.

BP Oil Spill handled poorly.

Gitmo is still open

Patriot Act still in effect

Lied about unemployment.

Lobbyist's are in his offices.

Obamacare and the many waivers given out.

Defending a muslim teacher who wants 3 wks off.



Obama has a record now. He cannot run on platitudes only. He has to defend the indefensible. ww

Retired Military has the ov... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Retired Military has the overall thrust right, "who are you going to believe? me or your lying eyes."

I also believe we will finally see Obama's laser-like focus which he mentions so often. It will be focused on creating racial, ethnic, gender, religious and class discontent where he believes he could potentially pick up voters. He needs replacements for all those now disaffected middle-class moderates.

What will be the focus of O... (Below threshold)

What will be the focus of Obama's 2012 re-election campaign?


It sure as hell won't be his 'accomplishments'.

We can Unite the World!!</p... (Below threshold)

We can Unite the World!!


A Dumbo eared fool

Did President Obama steal h... (Below threshold)

Did President Obama steal his 2012 re-election campaign slogan from a rival? http://t.co/pau3Yqu

It's on??Perhaps I... (Below threshold)

It's on??

Perhaps I missed it. But being that it's the only thing he does well....
When did Obama stop campaigning?

Obama 2012: Sure my last c... (Below threshold)

Obama 2012: Sure my last campaign was nothing but one outrageous lie after another and pile upon pile of broken promises, but this time I am telling the truth and I'm gonna keep my promises-- trust me...

Energy platform: Fail... (Below threshold)
Sarah the Impaler:

Energy platform: Fail

Bringer of Peace platform: Fail

Growing the economy while shrinking debt platform: Fail

Creating jobs platform: Fail

Anything positive for America platform: Epic Fail

Blame Bush/ Palin and the racist Tea Partier's platform: This one has legs.

Well, a few points are wort... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Well, a few points are worth mentioning:

1. Obama doesn't need to have a 'focus' for his campaign. He can say anything. He can say one thing one day and the next day say the exact opposite. It's not as if the media will call him on it.

2. People who vote for Democrats, in general, and for Obama, in particular, are morons. If Obama literally took a dump in their living rooms they'd smile and fawn and say that it smelled like roses. All the Obama campaign has to do is to keep these idiots barely engaged such that they don't actually sleep through the election. Their votes are guaranteed, regardless of how disasterous conditions are in 18 months.

3. Next year the GOP is heading for a self-destructive primary fight. The media knows this. The Republican establishment knows this. The people running Obama's campaign know this. Obama needs only to stay out of the way and let the GOP primary base destroy the eventual nominee's chances in the fall general election.

4. For whomever the GOP nominates the numbers will be daunting. There's no way to make inroads in the black vote. There's virtually no way to make inroads in the Latino vote. There'll be no way for them to get their message through the filters of the national media. There's no way to keep up with, much less match or exceed, Obama's fundraising machine. It'll be a tough road to hoe.

Good luck, Republicans. You... (Below threshold)

Good luck, Republicans. You're gonna need it.

Palin/Bachmann 2012!!

"Politics is how we govern ... (Below threshold)

"Politics is how we govern ourselves"?

Just do what you clowns nor... (Below threshold)

Just do what you clowns normally do - lie.

"No USA terror attacks on Bush's watch."

9. Posted by WildWillie | April 4, 2011 10:52 AM

See, suddenly the WTC attack on 911 didn't happen on September 11, 2001.

Don't worry - we'll be laughing and publicizing your lies - go ahead and do what you normally do.

Palin/Bachman sounds like a great ticket to me. The stupid leading the stupid. It's full of hope and change. Go for it.

With inflation and unemploy... (Below threshold)
gary gulrud:

With inflation and unemployment topping 10% and state and local governments raising taxes and laying off lifers, Dear Leader has no shot to break 42%.

His only path to victory is the GOP weaselling a Romney nomination and Rand Paul(and write ins) taking 15%.

thereal419 is not the real ... (Below threshold)

thereal419 is not the real 419.

It is most likely hyperbolist scared to reveal his idiocy.

Guess I was wrong. It was ... (Below threshold)

Guess I was wrong. It was WOOP DE POOP! And he ain't scared to show his idiocy.

Racism.... (Below threshold)


There was no war on terror ... (Below threshold)

There was no war on terror until AFTER 9/11. Since Obamalama came into office we have had many with a lot of deaths and near misses. Thanks Obama and the idiots that support you. ww

Have I mentioned lately how... (Below threshold)

Have I mentioned lately how much I love the taste of hairy balls in my mouth?


The flavor of the week... (Below threshold)
retired military:

The flavor of the week


"It's not my fault, blame xxx"


"who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes"


"Honey, it's not what you think"




"For the children"




"Things are getting better after I pulled us back from the brink of disaster"

Yeah woop, don't you know B... (Below threshold)

Yeah woop, don't you know Bush wasn't president until 9-12-2001?


Sorry that should say flavo... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Sorry that should say flavor of the day.

Funny how Obama can focus l... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Funny how Obama can focus like a laser beam on the economy for over 2 years, it is much worse off than when he took office and it is still someone else's fault.

Of course the above statement is racist. Just ask Hyper, aka the twit from Canada.

With all of muslum in chief... (Below threshold)

With all of muslum in chiefs die hard mentally ill supporters, he can run on a mental health platform.

Hey woop! Any comments of ... (Below threshold)

Hey woop! Any comments of Holder's announcement today?

Changing the subject again,... (Below threshold)

Changing the subject again, GrandFart?

Stay on topic.

GOP '12 counter slogan: "Ha... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

GOP '12 counter slogan: "Have any change left?"

What's the matter woop? Do... (Below threshold)

What's the matter woop? Don't like it when someone plays your 'Oh look! A rabbit!'.

How about this woop - doesn't a candidate APPEAR in their own re-election ad?

Or is your Obamassiah voting PRESENT! again?

Hey woop! Wasn't one of yo... (Below threshold)

Hey woop! Wasn't one of your Obamassiah's promises to try KSM in civilian courts?

By the way, Gitmo is still open isn't it?

How's unemployment doing, still under 8%?

Come on woop, help me out here. List some of Barry's "accomplishments".

Got a whole bunch of potential Barry Voters here.

Lot's of potential 0bama vo... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves Author Profile Page:

Lot's of potential 0bama voters here too... Of course we do backup onto a cemetery and the reliability of the Democratic Dead Vote is legendary.

Woop"Stay on topic... (Below threshold)
retired military:


"Stay on topic."

Hypocracy thy name is democrat.

GOP 2012 Slogan - "After ... (Below threshold)
retired military:

GOP 2012 Slogan - "After 4 years of Obama all your wallet has is change"

What a crappy commercial. I... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

What a crappy commercial. It doesn't even have any sort of voiceover of the candidate, only "testimonials" of people dumb enough to vote for him.

Suggested slogan:
"Still unqualified after 4 years, but I'll still be on the ballot in all 57 states."

Hey, Woop!
You wanna get back on topic, or do you have nothing but calling other posters names?
What do YOU think the focus of Homer J. Obama's campaign should be?

Hey- in light of the regime... (Below threshold)
LeBron Steinman:

Hey- in light of the regime's decision concerning SKM and a Gitmo military tribunal,I have a good campaign slogan for Barry and his merry lefty minions:
"Obama 2012-everything you had in Bush plus one more war , 9 percent unemployment and $4+ gas."

As long as the GOP runs on ... (Below threshold)

As long as the GOP runs on the slogan "No terrorist attacks during Bush's administration" (as suggested by WildWillie in #9 above) I'm happy.

Funny how not one single conservative disagreed with WW on that -- not one.

Guess you're all equally "smart"....

Woop,If you did AN... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:


If you did ANY work on it, you'd find that all the pieces for the 9/11 attacks were put together during Bubba Clinton's Administration.

Now, you want to get back on topic, or do you have any more "SQUIRREL!!" posts?

Specifically, What do YOU think the focus of Homer J. Obama's campaign should be?

Yup, here's woop. As usual... (Below threshold)

Yup, here's woop. As usual. Degrading, insulting, vitriolic. Not one single word to defend Obama. No time wasted defending hope and change! and how great things are.


Come on woop! Still waitin... (Below threshold)

Come on woop! Still waiting for that list of 'accomplishments'. You're soooooooo good at cutting and pasting. Should be a snap, even for you.

I would put together an ad ... (Below threshold)

I would put together an ad that asks Obama, Why won't you release your college records and ALL of the papers he wrote? After 4 years Mr President why don't you let the people know who you really are and how you got to where you are today? Who payed your tuition?

Mr President what are you hiding?

Looks like Woop isn't comin... (Below threshold)
Sky Captain:

Looks like Woop isn't coming back here.

He's too busy throwing racist comments around elsewhere than to try to stay on topic in this thread.






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