Intr-un mesaj electronic primit prin email in aceasta dimineata presedintele Obama si-a anuntat intentia de a candida la un nou mandat de presedinte, la alegerile din 2012.
Modalitatea folosita de a face public acest anunt este inedita fiind primul presedinte din istoria Statelor Unite care isi anunta candidatura folosind tehonologia digitala.
In campania din 2008 actualul presedinte a reusit sa stranga peste 750 de milioane de dolari. Pentru campania din 2012 se estimeaza ca suma va depasi un miliard de dolari.
President Barack Obama annouced his 2012 candidacy today
"Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign.
We're doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start
with expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you -- with people
organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and
friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build.
So even though I'm focused on the job you elected me to do, and the race
may not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the
foundation for our campaign must start today.
We've always known that lasting change wouldn't come quickly or easily.
It never does. But as my administration and folks across the country
fight to protect the progress we've made -- and make more -- we also
need to begin mobilizing for 2012, long before the time comes for me to
begin campaigning in earnest.
In the coming days, supporters like you will begin forging a new organization that we'll build together in cities and towns across the country. And I'll need you to help shape our plan as we create a campaign that's farther reaching, more focused, and more innovative than anything we've built before.
We'll start by doing something unprecedented: coordinating millions of one-on-one conversations between supporters across every single state, reconnecting old friends, inspiring new ones to join the cause, and readying ourselves for next year's fight.
This will be my final campaign, at least as a candidate. But the cause of making a lasting difference for our families, our communities, and our country has never been about one person. And it will succeed only if we work together."