And so it begins with a video on Obama for America. The question at the top left corner asks Are you In? One thing is certain is that 2012 won’t be like 2008 on the Democratic side. People simply don’t feel the same about the candidate, which sets the Republicans up if they can catch a break.
Reports over the weekend set the drumbeat for the official launch, which came soon after 5 a.m. on the fourth day of the fourth month, symbolic for the 44th president. An official filing with the Federal Election Commission is expected to come Monday so that Obama can begin fundraising for his campaign. His first official fundraiser is scheduled for April 14 in his hometown of Chicago. Two more are set for the following week, in San Francisco and Los Angeles, with ticket prices ranging from $25 for young adults — “Gen44” — to $2,500 for VIPs. – Politico
The bookend to Barack Obama’s launch is considering the choices on the Republican side.
An article about Jon Huntsman, someone who has the attention of a lot of people looking for the un-Obama, reveals the obvious, which is he may wait it out until 2016 when the bulk of the Republican talent jumps in once the field is clear of Pres. Obama, who is a formidable candidate by any standard.
We’ll see how this all develops on the Republican side, but with the cast of crazy characters it’s sure to have some surprises in store.
Many are waiting to see if a woman will show up and if it will be Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin, maybe both. I doubt they’ll go up against one another, but who knows? But it’s the year for them to give it a go, because in 2016 they’ll be outclassed as candidates by Chris, Jeb and Jon, but also Marco.
Pres. Obama is beatable in ’12, but he won’t make it easy. The odds remain that it is his election to lose. And Republicans better up their game though because they won’t be Obama by betting on birtherism.