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Obama Announces Bid for Re-election in 2012
On Monday, April 4, current U.S. President Barack Obama announced his bid for re-election in 2012. He said that he wants to finish the job he started in 2008. He made the announcement on a YouTube video.
Since the start of his presidency, millions of Americans are still out of work, yet new jobs are still being added to the economy every day. In the 2012 election, Obama will be evaluated based on his track record in the White House and the things he has and hasn’t accomplished while in office.
Although it is still 20 months away from Election Day, he has filed for candidacy now so that he can start raising funds for his campaign, which has the potential of costing $1 billion, or even more.
It is expected by the White House that this election will be driven by the state of the nation’s economy. If voters feel like Obama has made good progress during his current term, then they might choose to re-elect him. On the other hand, if voters feel that Obama hasn’t delivered on his promises or made the right decisions for the nation, then they might choose another candidate that they think will do a better job.
Obama being the incumbent is going to be an advantage and a disadvantage in the upcoming election, depending on your perspective of how he is helping or not helping the nation recover from a recession. Although unemployment has dropped in the last 2 years, perceptions about the economy haven’t improved since Obama took office.
Has Obama delivered on the promises that he made when he was voted into office in 2008 and made the nation a better place, or has he failed to live up to what he promised us 3 years ago? The beauty of this nation is that you, the voter, get to decide what you think and make your voice heard by voting in 2012 for the candidate of your choosing.