Barack Obama 2012

 Posted by at 08:32  Politics
Apr 042011

President Barack Obama launched his 2012 re-election campaign this morning with an e-mail message to supporters and this video:

He can now start raising money for his campaign. I have heard speculation that he could raise as much as a billion dollars. He raised 750 million last time.

Perhaps this will light the fire under some Republican butts and get them to actually commit, rather than playing this “maybe I will, maybe I won’t” game they have been playing to this point.

So… are you in?

  2 Responses to “Barack Obama 2012”

  1. A Billion Dollars to run for office? Think what a billion dollars could do if it were selectively apportioned into causes that would actually benefit people. Build a hospital wing to treat children at no cost? The obscene costs of elections, and the length of campaigns, and the amount of wasted words just overwhelms me. No, I am no longer participating in political campaigns. Why can’t we just run a campaign for one month and then vote? I absolutely HATE the primary system now. I yearn for the days of political bosses who would convene and decide who would represent their party. The cost of “mass participation” in “democracy” has overwhelmed it’s usefulness.

  2. @ Doug in Missoula:
    A billion dollars does not go as far now as it used to. Think of it as less than three dollars from every man, woman and child in America. That’s less than the cost of a Big Mac.

    Nobody ever said that Democracy was cheap.

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