Monday, April 4, 2011

Does POTUS' re-election announcement matter?

President Obama finally announced his re-election bid earlier this morning, but does it even matter?

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and even former House Speaker Newt Gingrich are among the potential Republican presidential candidates who responded to Obama’s announcement throughout the day. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin have successfully used the media to advance their anti-Obama talking points and sound bites, but none of those who could become serious presidential candidates have broken out of the partisan gaggle. And this places Obama—who enjoys a 53 percent approval rating in a recent Associated Press poll—at a distinct advantage.

Progressives, independents and even Donald Trump should take note!

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