Obama Launches 2012 Campaign
This morning, former Obama contributors and volunteers got an email making the launch of the President's 2012 re-election bid official, and directing us to a brand-new website with a video, below:
Many progressives who received this announcement doubtless greeted it with mixed feelings: at this point, the president seems like a favorite, partially because of a weak opposition field. It would be nice if the situation stayed that way.
On the other hand, so many of the lofty goals we had as a movement in 2008 have fallen short of being accomplished, at and times we've felt that the President we worked so tirelessly to elect hasn't been in progressive corner.
This is only the beginning of a fascinating campaign and conversation on the left, no doubt.