SOMEBODY TELL THE PRESIDENT! – AT 9:42 A.M. ET: We have watched the president campaign endlessly, lo these recent weeks. But apparently no one has told the chief executive that he's actually campaigning. We consider this a staff failure. The man has been misinformed. From Andrew Malcolm at Investor's Business Daily:
According to an aide who claims to work for President Obama, the incumbent Democrat will launch his reelection campaign next week.
No, come on now. Get serious. This isn't that funny. We're talking 2012 presidential politics.
Jim Messina is said to be running the billion-dollar effort to keep the Obamas and his mother-in-law in the White House for four more years of shovel-ready deficit spending.
Messina says Obama will hold his first 2012 campaign rally -- oh, come on, please! Just let us get this out and then you can laugh all you want. Obama will hold his first 2012 campaign rally -- OK, go ahead laugh, folks. Get it over with now because we're going to finish this announcement one way or the other. Laugh away. That's it. Guffaw. Chuckle. Giggle. Snort. Chortle. Get it all out.
You know that guy who so remarkably resembles Barack Obama, the one who's been flying all over the country for months talking about what Congress needs to do about the problems he got stuck with? The fellow who started raising campaign money more than one year, 100+ fundraisers and $127 million ago. Had another one last night, $35K a pop.
Well, apparently, the Chicago crowd expects Americans to believe that these Obama trips have been "official" forays. And that the Windy City Democrat ever stopped campaigning after 2008.
COMMENT: Andrew Malcolm is right. This White House is a continuing campaign. Getting the job is all. Doing the job...well, that's another story.
But the fact is that Obama is an excellent campaigner. He knows it, which is why he spends so much time on the campaign trail. Romney, however, is also turning into a fine campaigner, maybe because the debates sharpened him, and the constant grind humanized him. He can defeat Obama, press bias and all.
April 26, 2012