The Beginnings of a Re-election campaign

President Obama ‘s election campaign has started. According to the Washington Post, he released two satellite TV ads in the last week of November. They are simple in message, asking people to visit www.JoinObama.com . I visited this website, and it too is very simple. It is one page, and it asks for an email and zip code. That is all. I can see where Obama is coming from on this. It is an effective way of assessing support. Although, the only place this website is mentioned is via the TV ads. This is the weakness of this plan. Since it only hits Satalite TV audiences, the response would be proportionally small to what is perhaps his true support network. The article says that the Campaign officials claim that it is to test the waters for support. This would mark Obama’s re-entry into the Internet, which he effectively pioneered in the 2008 election.  So far it isn’t as expansive as it was, but we will have to watch and see how it plays out.
In other election news, Obama was interviewed by “60 Minutes Tonight”. He gave his view on the current situation between the Republican candidates. He gave his thoughts on Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, who are currently battling it out toward the top of the Republican race. In the end his thoughts were that, regardless of candidate, he was very confident of a reelection. I think this is a slightly brash statement, but it’s good to have confidence, and that I do respect. He also gave an idea of what direction the campaign is going, by distancing themselves from the Republicans as much as possible. Now, is it just me, or is that kind of obvious? As a party, you want to set yourself apart from the party, to make you stand out as the desirable candidate. I think this is too general of a goal to have. It’s almost implied. What do you guys all think? Let me know in the comments section.
Thanks for Listening/Reading,

Zach (nsl714)

Sources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/campaigns/obama-re-election-campaign-releases-its-first-ads-seeking-volunteers-for-the-long-road-ahead/2011/11/29/gIQAJ1Vz8N_story.html

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-gingrich-romney-going-while-022508092.html

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  • SNTRHIT  On December 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I don’t think it is too brash for Obama to say he is confident in winning a reelection. Even though there are many people who don’t like him, he has done a lot of what he set out to do. Unlike a lot of other politicians, he is at least trying to make some changes. Plus, I think this level of confidence itself will help him appear more self assured to the public which will also help his chances.

  • hartwe60  On December 16, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I also don’t think it is brash for him to think he will get re-elected.Heck, Bush Jr. got re-elected so anyone can. The current Republican field has to many issue if Romney is already being seen as a “flip-flopper” and Gingrich’s personal matters are just giant targets. Obama will have to step up his game and if the policies he has in acted in his first term work we should be able to see by the time it is time to cast our votes.

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