Obama Launches 2012 Presidential Campaign On Twitter

Tyler Durden's picture

Literally moments ago, Barack Obama tweeted the announcement of the start of his 2012 campaign. In a surprise to nobody in particular, the president stated that he plans to file the necessary papers with the Federal Election Commission today in order to begin campaign fundraising, further tweeting: "While I stay focused on the job you elected me to do, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today." Perhaps this finally means that the USD is due for a bounce as the concerted effort at destroying the US currency will be slightly delayed among all the takes for various campaign clips like the one below. As for his competition, a poll by Farleigh Dickinson university has the President outperforming most competitors except for Mike Huckabee, with whom he is locked in a dead heat: "The president steamrolls former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin by a 20-point margin, 54%-34%. The president also wins easily - 48%-34% - over the only major Republican to have formed an exploratory committee for the 2012 election, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. And the president handily beats the former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, by 15 points, 52%-37%. The president runs even with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee 46%-46% and about even with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 44%-43%." Of course, what happens to Obama's reelection chances is directly proportional to just three factors: jobs, the price of gas, and the stock market. Alas, while the jobs number is improving courtesy of the continued exodus of disgusted former workers from the workforce, the latter two factors are now mutually exclusive, and any further gains in the RUT will necessarily come at the expense of further cuts in affordable transportation distance, and vice versa, which naturally leads us to the question of what Goldman will order its subordinate at the FRBNY Bill Dudley to do: as usual it all boils down to this: "To QE or not to QE. That is the question."

Obama's official campaign launching video:

A comparable and opposing video:

And the Fairleigh Dickinson poll:

FDU Obama

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Nobody special's picture

Now let's not be too hasty - I think we should review qualifications first.  It is time for the birth certificate.

chumbawamba's picture

Isn't there something left in the Constitution prohibiting cruel and unusual punishment, or did they already remove that one?  Because that's what this announcement constitutes.

Can we just not do this?  I mean, at least here, on ZH.  Can we just pretend there is no 2012 election cycle and talk about fun stuff instead?  I really don't want to go through this.  We just "elected" this guy what seems like weeks ago, or at least judging by the lack of accomplishments it sure feels that way.  So can we just pretend this isn't happening and talk about more joyful topics like, I don't know, radiation emanating from Japan, or shocking hikes in the price of oil and food?

I am Chumbawamba.

tellsometruth's picture

"can we just pretend there is no 2012 election cycle and talk about fun stuff instead?"

I hear what you are saying, it is a real Debby Downer, but I thought part of the whole point of Zero Hedge was to discuss stuff that others don't because it is not fun. I look at it (discussing the current presidents ACTIONS) as necessary evil, as long as we can do so w/o being divided in divisive dialogue. Even then it is necessary...along with understanding where the true power resides...behind the throne.


Enjoying London so far...


VisualCSharp's picture

Well said, Chumba. You voice my frustrations eloquently.

In Fed We Trust's picture

Give me some more fucking CHANGE you fucking nigger!

And next time bring you fucking birth papers you fucking cocksucker.

And stay the fuck out of Denver you fucking slimely piece of shit.

One billion dollars should be easy to rasie from your Wall st buddies, seeing how you looked the other way while the finance fraud bill was being passed.

And give back the Nobel Peace prize you fucking war mongering puppet!

i-dog's picture

You seem a bit upset. Something on your mind?

PS. I didn't junk you. Michelle must be checking the blogosphere.

covert's picture

the election is rigged to keep either gingrich or west out.



i-dog's picture

Can't we rig the election to keep ALL candidates out?

Where is opESR when you need them?

jowenchrist's picture

Just another in a long (seemingly endless) line of puttets.

cossack55's picture

Did you mean puppets or putos.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

"While I stay focused on the job you elected me to do, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today."


Please someone wake me up from this nightmare....

VisualCSharp's picture

You'll awaken from it once you die. :-/

G-R-U-N-T's picture

Woke up and still alive which proves what a lying sack of shit you are. That make you and Obama like 2 peas in a pod.

fallst's picture



We're fucked.


This guy is a Robot.

HamyWanger's picture

I'm ready to bet $10k he will get reelected. 

The global economic recovery is on the march, and no bigot, nerdy libertarian will be able to stop it. 

Doubleguns's picture

Put your money where your mouth is. Send him the 10K!!

HamyWanger's picture

Of course I will. It is my civic and patriotic duty to support the only one able to manage the USA efficiently. I'm sure the Founding Fathers would agree with me. 

Do you imagine redneck bigots like Palin at the command? Lmao. 

Socialism is the only acceptable future for America. Only uncivilized, immoral societies do not have a welfare State. 

Rodent Freikorps's picture

You tell 'em Hamy.

Of course it will be a very short future, but what the hell?

Doubleguns's picture

I think that's called going out with a bang or is it now going out with a bank.

RocketmanBob's picture

Well Hamy, to start with, why the pre-emptive derision?  I thought this thread was about the won!s announcement of the formal resumption of his permanent campaign, not Sarah Palin.  And I hadn't seen any upthread mention of her either; so why mention her?


And as far as socialism being the only acceptable future? If you'd prefer to live in a failing Euro-socialist country why don't you just move to Europe?

Just curious.

oldmanofthesee's picture

Hey Hamy, how is the DOJ going to handle the new laws, proposed in ten states, that any Pres candidate present the "real" birth certificate, before being allowed on the ballot, in that state?

TradingJoe's picture

Not with my vote!

MarketTruth's picture

Obama said, "While I stay focused on the job you elected me to do, the work of laying the foundation for our campaign must start today."

7 Lies In Under 2 Minutes

And that is JUST 2 minutes, of course we all know about the many other lies.

G-R-U-N-T's picture

Thanks MT for exposing what he was, has become, and will continue to be a LIAR!!!!

Seasmoke's picture

is Michelle still proud to be an American ?

bob_dabolina's picture

Get her fat ass some ribs and she will be.

chindit13's picture

By an act of Congress they have renamed Michelle's butt the Oval Orifice.

bob_dabolina's picture

Ron Paul/ Paul Ryan

They win by landslide.

If only it were true.

Doubleguns's picture

I hear he plans to collect 1 billion dollars to run. Shows how badly the dollar is performing, it used to only take 20 million to run for President. Talk about inflation.

cossack55's picture

thats a lot of EUC and Snap card money.

boiltherich's picture

I wonder if this time when he files the clerk will have the balls to ask for a legitimate birth certificate.  No matter, I am a life-long democrat who will not be voting for him (again).

equity_momo's picture

I suggest you sit at home and jack off on voting day. The late great George Carlin was on the money when he described what a total waste of time election day is.   You're voting for the same idiots each and every time no matter what color flag they wave.

Oh regional Indian's picture

Demoncracy is fascism in thin disguise. To prove that wrong, try to get your elected re[resentative to listen to you or more importantly change something that his electorate desires to change.

It is such an Animal Farmish sham, gone on so long, impossible to make people see otherwise.

On the other hand, if I was the leader of the 'free" world....mmmmmhhhh.... the possibilities, the possibilities....

I have a little hope and change I can sell you....cheap.



equity_momo's picture

Well Ori , there are lost souls that junked me who will probably pay a good price for your hope and change.

Ras Bongo's picture

The banking cartel does not care who is going to get elected. As long as it is not Ron Paul. 

2 parties, 1 system

Seasmoke's picture

are the blacks really going to come out again and vote for this clown.....he hasnt helped them a bit

bob_dabolina's picture

You can't help a demographic that doesn't help itself.

Confused's picture

So what are your thoughts on the situation facing the middle class then? 

bob_dabolina's picture

I thought rape was illegal.

Confused's picture

Its a good thing the justice system is on our side then. 

JohnG's picture

Yep, and the Mexicans too.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Well, score one for truth in advertising. That photo makes Obama look EXACTLY like the Antichrist.

chubbar's picture

It will be interesting to see how the MSM handles Ron Paul? Do they pimp him (like they did Obama) into the WH so he is the fall guy, or do they ignore/ridicule him like last time? My guess is the latter, assuming we are even "doing" elections in 2012.

Herman Strandschnecke's picture

Advertising money and venue hiring will do the talkin' on the MSM