President Obama Announces Campaign For Re-Election; Republicans Unmoved

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President Barack Obama is running for reelection in 2012. That comes as no surprise, but the chief executive made the announcement official this morning.

Declaring that he remains wholly “focused on the job you elected me to do,” Obama announced his bid for another term in an email (with video) to supporters.

Hours later, several possible Republican presidential hopefuls (none has officially declared their intent to challenge him) used this news to criticize him.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Tweeted @barackobama: "I look forward to hearing details on your jobs plan, as are 14m unemployed Americans."

Romney's comment highlights a point about the shaky economic recovery that Democrats acknowledge could be a vulnerability for the President.

Another likely candidate, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, responded with a dramatic video - a trademark of his nascent presidential campaign.

“How can America win the future when we’re losing the present?” it asks. “In order for America to take a new direction, it’s going to take a new President.”

True? False? You tell us: Is Obama doing a good job as President?




Yeah... we don't need a President anymore. Just give the launch codes to Steve Martin.


I think people should realize that Obama is doing what he can to try and fix the problems he was elected into. The country was already in trouble before he became president. People who criticize him or any president for that matter seem to believe that all these problems are an easy fix. They criticize the president for not doing anything and letting the problems continue when for all we know he can be in that office doing all he can but his efforts are going to take longer than just a few months. -19 year old who doesn't affiliate with any political party since they all seem to have problems


That's exactly what I was going to say.
I think Obama is doing his best as president. I like him and his wife, and would like to see him continue as our nation's president.
#Obeezy 2012!!


No Jenn it is not that complicated. Look at the writing on the wall. For example: Do you realistically think that the United States Post Office will still be around in twenty years?


People are not losing their jobs just because of technology. There is so much more to it than that.


It is not the President's job to create jobs for the unemployed nor should it be. People are unemployed because of technology making jobs obsolete and robotics making manufacturing more automated. A lot of people complain about outsourcing but I seriously doubt that there are 14 million unemployed telemarketers. We may never find another "great" president as it seems that the position has basically turned into a power trip for all who run for it. Why not just get rid of the executive branch all together?

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