Skip to comments.Obama Set to Launch Re-Election Bid. Yes folks, he wants a second term.
Posted on 04/03/2011 9:23:48 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is getting ready to make one of Washington's worst kept secrets official: He wants a second term.
Democratic officials familiar with the plan say Obama will file 2012 campaign papers with the Federal Election Commission as early as this coming week.
It's a long-anticipated but formal step that will allow him to start raising money for the campaign, which will be based in Chicago.
The fundraising effort has begun. Obama raised $1.5 million at a Democratic fundraiser in New York City this past week and he'll headline events in the coming weeks in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Obama raised an eye-catching $750 million for his 2008 campaign.
The officials asked not to be identified in order to speak before the re-election papers are filed.
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“Obama Set to Launch Re-Election Bid. Yes folks, he wants a second term.”
But he won’t get one. It will be either Hillary or the Republican - and Obama won’t mind a bit.
Obama has done his job, but he’s damaged goods now. The best thing for him to step aside...and he knows that. I don’t know how the handoff to Hillary will work, but it WILL happen.
Mark my words,
Unemployment at 10% Gas prices doubled, foreign policy in a shambles, and food skyrocketing. Why wouldn’t he be proud of his accomplishments and run for a second term?
Will he produce his birth certificate this time? I believe many states will insist he do!
The free country of the U.S.A doesn't come down easily.
Because it's Bush's fault? (ducking and covering....)
I can hardly wait for the litany of lies and half truths that will spew from his muslim piehole about how well he has been doing and how the country is so much better off than we were under that evil Bush.
Maybe he can get Charlie Sheen to write for him, they are both so good at “winning”.
Talk about a weak field.
No matter how bad the economy or foreign policy Obama has high likability ratings and ALOT of people vote based on how they FEEL about a guy, NOT on policy. BEWARE !
On the stage, one against one, he is no slouch in a debate and will not be an easy push over. In fact he can cram for debates like a university student and is eloquent.
Mark these words.
Romeny is a dead-man politically if he gets the GOP nomination (Romney DEathCare), Huckabee never,Palin effectively politically spayed. The rest? There is no rest. Only Gov. Christie has a shot and he is no Classical Liberal/Conservative.
Who would do what they have done and not expect failure. I think it is on purpose. How could anyone be stupid enough to vote for a marxist fanatic?
He is not even half don deatroying America yet.
Fool us once shame on you.
Fool us twice shame on us!
That Hope and Change thingie isn't gonna work a second time.
So what's it gonna be this time?
It's gonna be tough to top 18% real unemployment.
Skyrocketing heating prices.
15% increase in food prices in 6 months.
The looming threat of runaway inflation.
What are we up to now? E27?
How are the printing presses holding out?
Ran out of 60s radicals and terrorists for advisors yet?
You've already answered the question : would the citizens of the US elect a muslim president incompetent in the basics of leadership, economics, and foreign policy?
Would they do it twice?
Last time he threatened to sue any media who shone the light on him. This time around, he has destroyed so many jobs and lives there is no way he can hide that he is not good for America. Clinton got voted back in twice because of the economy. Obozo will be voted out because of the sinking economy not to mention the shock of his radical rule.
Most people will because they’re stupid. Everything that’s gone wrong or will go wrong for as long as the muslim is in the white house will be considered the republicans’ fault.
They’re already starting the crap that the recovery is happening but the republicans cutting spending will cause it to stop. Unfortunately, most people believe everything they hear in the media. Including Bill O’Rielly.
Does anybody know if there was any US President that was not nominated by their party even though he wanted to be re-elected? For some strange reason I just think that Obama might not get nominated by his party.
Campaigning is what Obama enjoys best.In his mind, governance is that inconvenient thing that happens between campaigns. That is why he ceded governance to his liberal allies in Congress for the last 2 years. Multitasking is not his forte.
My Wife asked me to cook last Friday.
I set spaghetti on fire once (no joke).
You mean we really CAN spend ourselves out of a depression?
This should be interesting.
About the only thing I can think of that might arouse Americans into a "WW2" type frenzy of activity, creativity and production under conditions of sickness, deprivation and poverty is the Final Crusade and the permanent destruction of islam.
I don’t think that he is really that great in a debate, or in speech making for that matter. But the media that many voters pay attention to will shill like nobody’s business for the guy. He could stink up a debate and the MSM will call it perfume.
God help us!!
1844 - John Tyler was elected VP in 1840 to William Henry Harrison, when he died Tyler became President and ran a program favorable to the Democrats rather than the Whigs. The Whigs kicked him out of the party and in 1844 nominated Henry Clay. The Democrats didn’t trust Tyler either, so they nominated James Polk.
1848 - James Polk was not renominated by the Democratic Party, instead they nominated Lewis Cass, who lost to Zachary Taylor.
1852 - Millard Fillmore became the President upon the death of Zachary Taylor and when he signed the Compromise of 1850 became so unpopular that he was not renominated in 1852 by the Whigs. Instead they went with Winfield Scott who lost to the Democrat Franklin Pierce.
1856 - Franklin Pierce was not renominated by the Democrats in 1856, instead they chose Democratic party hack James Buchanan. He was such a non-entity that he was not renominated in 1860 on any of the parties that the Democrats had broken up into over slavery.
1868 - Andrew Johnson was not renominated by the Republicans, he was passed over for US Grant.
1880 - James Garfield won the nomination over the sitting President Rutherford B Hayes.
1884 - Chester A Arthur became President after Garfield was killed and James Blaine was nominated in his place.
1928 - Calvin Coolidge became President upon the death of Warren Harding and was replaced on the Republican ticket in 1928 by Herbert Hoover.
1952 - Harry Truman was replaced on the Democratic Ticket by Adlai Stevenson who lost to Ike.
1968 - Lyndon Johnson was replaced on the Democratic ticket of 1968 by Hubert Humphrey who lost to Richard Nixon.
The only reason LBJ didn’t run was because he was shellacked in the Vermont (?) primary by McCarthy.
Obama may need to experience the same rejection, considering all his life he’s been told how wonderful he is ...
Titanic 2 due to sail soon.
He sounds good. That's where it ends.
The content is vacuous, often incoherent. If not malevolent.
Just like they try to make Moochelle into a “fashion icon” It just doesn’t work. People can see what she looks like and what she wears and don’t need to be fed lies that she is so stylish.
“Abercrombie frankly acknowledged that presidential politics motivated his search for Obama birth records, implying that failure to resolve the questions that remain unanswered about the president’s birth and early life may damage his chance for re-election.”
I don’t give a damn what he WANTS, Show us the COLB! or he doesn’t get on the ballot!
Here’s a question every Democrat, Progressive, Liberal, Moderate, Independent, Republican, fool who voted for Barack Hussein Obama should be asked.
Will you renege in 2012?
He wants four more years to ‘better his position’.
Remember the Clinton’s came to town straight out of Public Housing in Ark (remember didn’t even have a place to go on vacation that he could call his) with all his possessions in a small Uhaul.
8 short years later ‘they’ left with a Mansion in New York and it took all the United Van Lines and Global Van Lines trucks to move the swag.
Yes, BO wants another 4 and if we don’t watch it, someone will override that ‘pesky’ term limits thingy.....
RE: Unemployment at 10%
The latest figure is 8.8% if you can believe it. But if unemployment continues to go down, it will only be good for his campaign. Just saying...
He does, or his handlers do?
He wants to break Roosevelt’s record, and go for 5 terms.
Well Barry I hope you are ready, willing and able to cough up the long form BC as at least 5 states will have their hand out by next year.
He loves going on vacation with our money.
Go for it. No race card to play this time. The media may not vet you but we are as hell will not be silenced.
He wants a third and fourth term too!
For a guy that wants to be a really good one termer, it is hard to see how this logic requires a second term. If his definition of a good one term is taking America half way to Stalin, he may succeed.
I believe LBJ won the New Hampshire primary--but his showing was surprisingly weak for an incumbent President against a longshot symbolic candidate (McCarthy) that he decided not to run for another term. Bobby Kennedy jumped into the race once it became clear that LBJ was vulnerable.
Thank you for the info. I have a feeling that Obama is going to be the new LBJ.
Not that Obama cares about the Constitution, but trying to ignore the clear language of the amendment may be too much even for a lot of Democrats. It isn't likely that the Democrats after 2012 would have the votes in Congress and in the state legislatures to ram through a repeal of the 22nd amendment.
Ironic considering Bill Clinton complained about the 22nd amdendment.
Any people who would vote for him now must have something wrong with them.
Your words are marked, BobL. Your words are marked. But, for the sake of all of mankind, they sure as h*ll better be true!
The money post of the week! Brilliantly simple yet says it all!
The GOP turned its back on Calvin Coolidge in 1928 and nominated Herbert Hover, Coolidge's Secretary of Commerce. That, of course, led to the election of FDR, America's First Communist President in 1932. By 1933 it was illegal for American Citizens to own gold...
Coolidge made a clear statement of his intentions -- I do not choose to run for president in 1928. (August 2, 1927).
In the modern era, which I guess started with Theodore Roosevelt, it's been vice presidents who ascended to the presidency who were denied the nomination: Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson.
If they'd been elected, they'd have served longer than eight years, since they'd already served their predecessor's uncompleted term and a four year term of their own.
It's like there's a time clock running that only allows a president at most eight years, though Korea and Vietnam were the main reasons why Truman and Johnson were rejected.
You might add Theodore Roosevelt, who left office, and tried unsuccessfully to win his party's nomination four years later.
Since 1900 presidents who got their party's nomination were rejected: Taft, Hoover, Ford, Carter, and Bush Sr. You could also add TR here as well, since he ran on a third party ticket after losing the Republican nomination and lost.
Since even Jimmy Carter got his party's nomination, I'd say it's there for Obama if he wants it. Four years on the party still has the hunger. After that, boredom and frustration set in.
“Your words are marked, BobL. Your words are marked. But, for the sake of all of mankind, they sure as h*ll better be true! “
Thanks, but I don’t know if I want them to be true. Hillary would be MUCH TOUGHER to beat than Obama in 2012. People actually respect her (I know, sickening, but that is the case). Obama, no, not anymore. He was an unqualified clown that got in there and the sooner he’s dispatched, the better.
Similar to what happened in Connecticut last year. Chris Dodd knew he was damaged, so he didn’t run again. The Dem who did run had a nice clean slate, and was able to win.
Not good for us...but politics is politics.