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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:24 AM
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Obama Makes 2012 Re-Election Bid Official (Launches "It Begins With Us" VIDEO)
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 06:24 AM by jefferson_dem
Obama Makes 2012 Re-Election Bid Official
By Christina Bellantoni
Roll Call Staff
April 4, 2011, 6:16 a.m.

President Barack Obama told supporters in an email Monday morning that he is formally starting his 2012 re-election campaign, and asked their help to build a grassroots organization like what helped him win in 2008. The announcement, which had been expected this week, came along with a video featuring supporters talking about how they want to help Obama win a second term.

In an email signed simply "Barack" to the millions on the Organizing for America mailing list, Obama said that his campaign will file papers Monday to launch the campaign, even though the re-election "may not reach full speed for a year or more."

"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," he wrote.

"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.

The email teased "a new organization" that his supporters will work to build, saying it would be "farther reaching, more focused, and more innovative than anything we've built before."

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VIDEO at http://www.rollcall.com/news/Obama-ReElection-2012-Anno...
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:26 AM
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1. I'm In. n/t
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:30 AM
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2. K & R for "It begins with us"
<..> The announcement video was accompanies by an e-mail message sent to Obama supporters:

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: http://my.barackobama.com/2012

Thank you,

Barack

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/44/post/president-o...
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:35 AM
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3. Thanks.
:thumbsup:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:44 AM
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4. Hope I can do as much as I did in 2008
That was exhilarating.
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:14 AM
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5. a better slogan - "What would you rather have - me or a TeaParty?"
because sadly - that is what it all boils down to.

As disappointed as I am in Obama, the actions of the teaparty Gov's have shown *exactly* what the future would be under a repub Presidency.

So Obama gets our votes, but I seriously doubt we'll bother sending money (last time we maxed out) OR spending our time.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:35 AM
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7. Do what you can...
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 07:59 AM by jefferson_dem
or what you must. As you point out, the alternative is absolutely unacceptable. Sanity requires another four years.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:34 AM
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6. Very effective video.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 08:16 AM by flpoljunkie
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mikekohr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 07:35 AM
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8. OBAMA! and 25 in '12 nt
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wndycty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:12 AM
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9. K&R
:kick:
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:37 AM
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10. K&R!
Obama 2012!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

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young but wise Donating Member (760 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:53 AM
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11. K&R!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:14 AM
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12. The Obama store doesn't seem to have a regular shopping cart for people buying multiple items.
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 09:17 AM by Ian David
And because of new rules at my wife's company, I need to pre-clear each donation I make.

So, if I'm buying the T-shirt, the yard sign, and the supporter pack, I have to make three separate donations and file three separate forms.

Don't know where I'll have room for another bumper sticker...







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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:50 AM
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13. Yeah, I noticed that too...
Bought the car magnet.
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:43 AM
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14. K & R
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:14 AM
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15. Kick
The people in the video are the real base.
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