All Articles Tagged "campaign 2012"
(Rolling Out) — Around the media world and blogosphere, I incessantly see articles suggesting how Barack Obama has assured a victory in the 2012 presidential election after his decision to go into Pakistan and kill Osama bin Laden. Now, I, too, wrote a piece some weeks ago asserting six reasons why he had the inside road to winning in 2012. Although I stand by it, it was written before the raid on Osama bin Laden and, more importantly, before the actual redistricting of the GOP. Redistricting occurs once every 10 years, which just happens to be now. Redistricting efforts will be very important in the 2012 Presidential elections since many states have become Republican-dominated since the November 2010 elections, which saw sweeping changes in legislations across the nation. The census shift that was documented last year, more than likely, will hurt Obama in 2012 since people have left traditional blue states for red ones.
(AP) — President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is barely a month old, but Camille Gervasio and other volunteers nationwide already are hard at work. ”Are you with us? Are you in?” Gervasio asks into her iPhone, dialing through a call sheet resting on her laptop to line up supporters for an election 18 months away. In call centers like this one on the eighth floor of an office building, the president’s backers are trying to take advantage of a head start over the still-forming Republican field and the benefits of incumbency to rebuild a grassroots effort that mobilized millions of voters in 2008. Obama’s campaign has pledged to reach out to every voter it was in contact with during his first run, a herculean 50-state organizational effort to reconnect with its supporters — some of them now disillusioned with the president because of his policies — while giving it an early indication of any vulnerabilities among critical constituent groups.