Why President Obama really announced today: M-o-n-e-y
April 4th, 2011
05:30 PM ET
4 years ago

Why President Obama really announced today: M-o-n-e-y

Washington (CNN) – Make no mistake about it: Monday's re-election announcement by President Obama is about the money.

By filing papers with the Federal Election Commission, the president can begin to fundraise for his re-election campaign. In fact, his campaign has quietly been lining up events across the country for the next few months.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. CNN watcher

    So? Don't all campaigns need m-o-n-e-y? Is this some breaking news?

    April 4, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  2. Lillie

    Pres. Obama makes me happy he's running again! Repuplican possibilities for president scares me!!!

    April 4, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  3. S. In California - Obama 2012

    So what of it? WE JUST LOVE IT.

    April 4, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Well, he's gonna need it. The GOP has corporate america and the rich back them and their own personal TV station that hires them to do part-time bobbleheading when they're not campaigning so it can help line their pockets and give them free advertising for their positions and fluff their appearance of legitimacy and importance like the girl with the warm hands on a porn set. Just wait to see how much money gets spent by coroprate America and the rich, SECRETLY, through 503(c)(4)s like Crossroads GPS or through the Chamber of Commerce.

    April 4, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  5. California Conservative

    Obama will lose. The picnic is clearly over.

    April 4, 2011 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  6. Debbie

    All of you who voted republican last november, you got what you voted for.
    They tell you what you want to hear, once elected, there's no stopping them. Just ask the people that voted for Scott Walker.

    Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is smart also, he's not saying a word until his re=election in 2012. Watch out Louisiana, your next.

    April 4, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  7. S. In California - Obama 2012

    I will be CONTRIBUTING this week Mr. President.

    April 4, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  8. fayse

    Considering the fact that most of the GOP group are under contract to the hate machine of Fox news and the billionaire Koch brothers, The more he can raise, the better. The GOP candiates will be raving and stomping all over each other to "out right wing nut" each other. They are all trying to out wait each other because they must know that they will have a real problem raising money from their base.

    April 4, 2011 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. T'sah from Virginia

    [Make no mistake about it: Monday's re-election announcement by President Obama is about the money.]

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! REALLY????? It's NOT about being president for another 4 years???? It's all about the Benjamins????

    At least he's announcing it!!! The OTHER SIDE is just spending PAC money for their leisure (I sould like a broken record but it's true)!!

    April 4, 2011 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    Sniffit
    Well, he's gonna need it. The GOP has corporate america and the rich back them and their own personal TV station that hires them to do part-time bobbleheading when they're not campaigning so it can help line their pockets and give them free advertising for their positions...
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________
    ...not to mention, the GOP has a philosophy and strategy on the economy and unemployment that actually works. They are delivering results. Obama will need plenty of money to campaign his way over that hump! The deck is stacked against him.

    April 4, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  11. GI Joe

    We the little people give gladly to PRESIDENT OBAMA. The republicans extort their food and living expenses from the Koch brothers and Rove, Army, et al.

    DEAL WITH IT

    April 4, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  12. MN Mom

    With the GOP being handed metric tons of money by the very rich and large corporations, President Obama is going to need money to compete. The rich and big business spend big money getting Republicans elected so those Republicans can do things like cut their taxes to zero, meanwhile those same Republicans have to get those tax cut funds from somewhere, so they scream "we're broke" and start cutting any program that helps the middle class (social security, medicare, college tuition assistance, education funding, unemployment, etc.). Our country is going to take a dive if a Republican gets elected President. Look what the GOP governors and the GOP-controlled House are doing already - going after anything and everything that even remotely helps the middle class. And at the same time they give over $700 billion in tax cuts to extremely rich people who don't need them, hand out corporate welfare like its candy, and try to get rid of laws protecting our environment, products we consume, and our workers from corporate abuses. It is scary. The Democrats may not be perfect, but at least the majority of them put the interests of the middle class first. Let's all pray that President Obama and the Democrats are have a big victory in 2012. The future looks bleak if it doesn't happen.

    April 4, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  13. vanessa

    I'll b donating my money! & time 4 upcoming campaign! Go Obama!

    April 4, 2011 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |