Obama Already Planning 2012 Election Campaign

I know, hard to believe, right? And by hard to believe, I mean totally believable and obvious to anyone without their head up their own behind. If anyone is shocked by the fact that Obama is already focusing on his 2012 re-election campaign, they may as well give up now. The man has never stopped campaigning. It seems to be, quite literally, all he knows how to do.

President Barack Obama’s top advisers are quietly laying the groundwork for the 2012 reelection campaign, which is likely to be run out of Chicago and
managed by White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, according to Democrats familiar with the discussions…

David Axelrod, White House senior adviser, may leave the West Wing to rejoin his family in Chicago and reprise his role as Obama’s muse, overseeing the campaign’s tone, themes, messages and advertising, the sources said…

The DNC sees Republican challengers ramping up earlier than ever and has decided to begin defining potential opponents early. Operatives are already assembling research and drafting unflattering narratives to push about the leading possible 2012 candidates…

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The themes for Obama’s campaign are not yet chosen, but a top adviser said not to expect a radical surprise: “He knows who he is.”

Um. We know who you are too, Obama. And you stink. However, since Obama is supposed to be so busy and super serious about jobs and stuff, I figured we should help him out with some campaign slogans. People already started doing so on Twitter, using the tag #Obama2012slogan. Some winners:

ExJon of Exurban League says:

“I a really good communicater.”:  and

“My First Term Was Bush’s Fault”

Knifework weighs in with

“If I have to, I’ll unleash the Oprah”

and Frank J. Fleming of IMAO says

“You can’t dump me now; I haven’t finished eating my waffle.”

Jobs schmobs! He’s got a campaign to wage! That’ll get Chris Matthews’ leg a’tingling again!

I offer these two:

I totally know how to use teleprompters and don’t need to write notes on my hand like a philistine! and

My work here is not done; some of you are still employed in the icky private sector.

Add your own! It’s fun and if I don’t find a way to laugh, I’ll end up curled up in the fetal position, crying. And emulating Andrew Sullivan is NOT a good look for me.

(cross-posted at IOTW and Snark and Boobs)

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