President Jonathan Congratulates Obama On His Re-Election

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On behalf of himself, the Federal Government and the people of Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan heartily congratulates President Barrack Obama on his success in winning re-election in yesterday’s presidential elections in the United States.

President Jonathan welcomes President Obama’s victory in an intensely fought presidential race as an endorsement by the good people of United States of his leadership, progressive world view and the very good work he has done in the past four years towards ending global economic depression and fostering global peace and security.

Nigeria, the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union enjoyed very cordial and productive relations with the Obama Administration in his first term; President Jonathan looks forward to continuing to build on Nigeria’s and Africa’s developmental collaboration with the United States in the next four years.

The President looks forward in particular to the further strengthening of US-Nigeria bilateral relations and the US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission which was established in President Obama’s first term as the primary platform for the promotion of greater trade and economic cooperation between both countries as well as bilateral collaboration in other areas.

President Jonathan also hopes that the millions of people across the world, especially those in developing nations who watched the beauty and strength of democracy unfold in the United States presidential elections yesterday will come to a greater and better appreciation of democracy as the key to building peaceful, stable and progressive societies.

The President wishes President Obama continued good health and God’s blessings and guidance as he prepares for his inauguration in January for a second term in office as the President of the United States of America.

Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
November 7, 2012



Re: Obama Set To Formally Announce Reelection Plans
Ajibs posted on 04-04-2011, 18:19:57 PM
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It's on, but I don't see as much enthusiasm this time around


As expected, but he need not blow out he competition as he did to McCain in 2008, all he has to do is win.
Re: Obama Set To Formally Announce Reelection Plans
Valteena posted on 04-05-2011, 05:35:49 AM
Obama announces 2012 bid as he launches ‘$1billion' election campaign

2min 10sec video clip features supporters of President who is neither shown nor heard
New 2012 logo is recycled version of 2008 'rising sun' logo



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Deja vu: The logo used in Obama's 2008 election campaign

In 2008 he stood for 'change'. But if his 'new' logo is anything to go by, 2012 is shaping up to be more of the same.
President Barack Obama today announced he will run for a second term term of office in 2012 in what advisers are hoping will be a billion-dollar campaign.
But he is already cutting corners, unveiling a 2012 logo that is virtually the same as his 2008 logo.

The 2008 logo - designed by Chicago-based firm Sender LLC - featured a rising sun in a blue sky representing 'a new day', red and white stripes denoting the American plains, all encased in a white 'O'. The blue sky with the red and white stripes, of course, also invoked the American flag.

'We were looking at the "O" of his name and had the idea of a rising sun and a new day,' then-creative director Sol Sender was quoted as saying. 'The sun rising over the horizon intended to evoked a new sense of hope.'

In a Groundhog Day twist, the 2012 logo features the same 'new day' theme: an 'O' containing the rising sun and plains, only this time the image represents the '0' in the number '2012', written in white on a blue background.
Beneath it the President's re-election website address barackobama.com is given.

After Mr Obama won the 2008 election, Mr Sender was asked about the future of the logo.
'Well, the "O" was the identity for the Obama '08 campaign and the campaign is over,' he told the New York Times.
'That doesn't mean that the mark will be forgotten; I think the memorabilia from this campaign will have a long shelf life and will stand as a visible symbol of pride for people who supported the candidate and for those who see it as a representation of a watershed moment for our country.

'As far as having another life, I can't say. Perhaps the 2012 campaign will hark back to it in some way.'
The 2008 logo caused an internet backlash when it was compared to the Islamic symbols of a moon and a sickle, further fuelling conspiracy theories that the President is a Muslim.

Today the President announced his bid online and in an email to supporters. A second term would enable him to cement and expand the policies he has begun at the White House.
The announcement will allow the President to begin raising money in earnest for what advisers hope will be a record-breaking haul of more than $1 billion.

It's definitely within reach, as he raised three quarters of a billion last time,' said Michael Malbin, executive director of the non-partisan Campaign Finance Institute.

The step was widely expected and planned to coincide with the second fundraising quarter of the year.
Obama, a Democrat who won a sweeping victory over Republican Senator John McCain in 2008 with a message of change, said in a low-key email to supporters that he was filing papers to start his re-election bid in a formal way.
'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,' he said in the email.

'We've always known that lasting change wouldn't come quickly or easily. ... 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 mobilising for 2012, long before the time comes for me to begin campaigning in earnest.'
As President, Obama secured an overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system and financial regulation.

He has already started fundraising for Democrats in recent weeks. Filing papers with the Federal Election Commission will allow Obama to fill his own campaign coffers directly as well.

A handful of potential Republican challengers including former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty are laying the groundwork for their own campaigns but none of them has formally announced a candidacy.
Early polls show Obama leading potential Republican rivals.

About a dozen other Republicans, including former House of Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich were expected to join the race.
Media phenomenon and former 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin remains coy about a run for the White House.

Obama's announcement could generate criticism that he is switching attention too early to his re-election hopes. The low-key nature of his announcement seemed designed to rebuff that criticism.

The President is in the middle of a budget battle with congressional Republicans and has focused his message in recent weeks on reducing U.S. dependence on foreign oil and investing in innovation and education - themes he likely will highlight in his bid to hold on to the White House next year.

Obama also has defended U.S. military intervention in Libya.
Republicans say Obama's policies to boost the economy and expand healthcare coverage are too expensive. They are pressing Democrats to make deep spending cuts to shrink the U.S. deficit, another issue that could play a crucial role in the campaign.

Obama's email, which closed with a button labeled 'donate' that linked to his campaign website, said his 2012 bid would have to be more innovative than his successful 2008 organisation.

'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,' he said in the note.
'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.'

A two-minute, 10-second video on the site, titled 'It Begins With Us', features supporters from around the country discussing the Democratic president and the state of the nation.

In the video, Ed from North Carolina says: 'I don't agree with Obama on everything but I respect him and I trust him.'.

This message is likely become a key part of the President's pitch as he tries to re-energise liberals who have criticized some of his policies and independents who have abandoned him for more right wing, budget-cutting tea party messages.
However, President Obama is not shown or heard in the video.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373178/Barack-Obama-launches-2012-election-bid-1bn-campaign.html#ixzz1IdxF00mo
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Valteena posted on 04-05-2011, 05:41:53 AM
WHO WILL HE RUN AGAINST?

Tim Pawlenty - Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty is the only Republican to formally declare his intention to run, but the following are likely to be involved;

Ron Paul – The Texas congressman ran for the Libertarian Party in 1988 and as a Republican 20 years later. If decides not to run in 2012, his son Rand – backed by the Tea Party – could launch a campaign.

Sarah Palin – The former Alaskan governor has yet to decide, but with several partisan websites already endorsing the defeated vice-presidential nominee, bestselling author and reality TV star, her appearance on a Republican ticket is wholly possible.
Mitt Romney – A one-term Massachussetts governor, Romney spent $110m on his 2008 presidential campaign but was unable to overtake John McCain. A familiar face to Republican voters, he is benefitting from keeping quiet while possible rivals speak out on contentious issues.

Newt Gingrich – The speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 has formed an exploratory website but has confused analysts by suggesting America's future is potentially ‘secular, atheist' and ‘dominated by radical Islamists'.
Mike Huckabee – A bass-playing Southern Baptist, Huckabee finished third behind McCain and Romney in the 2008 Republican primaries. He has been repeatedly linked with the 2012 campaign but Minnesota Republican Michele Bachman has just hired one of Huckabee's 2008 team.

Donald Trump – Tycoon, toupee wearer and reality television icon, Donald Trump has said he is thinking ‘very long and hard' about running but his repeated pronouncements about President Obama's religion and birthplace have alienated right-wing TV hosts like Glenn Beck.
Obama's announcement could generate criticism


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373178/Barack-Obama-launches-2012-election-bid-1bn-campaign.html#ixzz1IdzbTwqa
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Valteena posted on 04-05-2011, 05:53:00 AM
Dems on GOP: What are they waiting for?



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Washington (CNN) -- The first major official candidate for president in 2012 is ... Barack Obama?
Republicans are still waiting for a prominent GOP contender to formally announce a run for the White House. The slow rollout isn't lost on Democrats.

"The first question I have is: what are they waiting for?" said former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. "If you look back four years ago, we were all in the race. We had all raised tens of millions of dollars. We had our field operations everywhere. ... I think they have a real problem."

Most of the possible GOP candidates, also known in Washington as the "potentials," have set up political action committees. But the most talked about contenders have yet to file the necessary paperwork for a presidential exploratory committee. A few of the "potentials" have said they are in no rush, signaling they should have a decision by summer.

"I see that as a good thing," said Kevin Madden, a former spokesman for Republican Mitt Romney's 2008 campaign. "We always tend to judge the current campaign by the most recent campaign, right? Everybody is looking for the best tank in the last war."
Madden said the 2008 campaign was a wide-open race featuring no incumbent president on the ballot, putting a premium on a quick rollout.
"We also had many folks on the Republican side who were driven to get in and raise money early because two of the leading candidates, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, had 100% name identification," Madden said.

Then-candidate Obama faced a similar challenge in 2008. His main rivals were Hillary Clinton and John Edwards.
Fast starts can also be costly. McCain made an early entry into the '08 race and then nearly ran out of money before the first contests in Iowa and New Hampshire.

But waiting too long could put Republicans at a competitive disadvantage. Democrats expect the president's re-election bid to raise a billion dollars for the 2012 campaign.

Top Democratic strategists argue several of the GOP "potentials" may be slowed down by more than just an abundance of caution.
"The problem is they have heavyweights. But they are all pretty comical," said CNN political contributor James Carville.

McAuliffe pointed to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's recent attempt to explain problems in his past marriages.
In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Gingrich raised eyebrows with his explanation for those personal troubles. "There's no question that times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt for this country, that I worked far too hard and that things happened in my life that were not appropriate," Gingrich said.

"I think if you wanted the absolute worse case scenario is the way Newt Gingrich got it out, blaming the problems in his marriage on -- he was working hard for his country? I'm sorry, that became a laughing stock," said McAuliffe.

Romney has also played some early campaign defense on the subject of health care reform.
As governor of Massachusetts, Romney signed into law a health care plan that included an individual mandate that requires residents in that state to buy medical insurance. Many Democrats and Republicans see "Romney-care" as the model for "Obama-care."
"There is no doubt that it is going to be a challenge," said Madden, who insisted the Massachusetts plan was never intended to be a prototype for health care reform.

Now serving as an informal adviser to Romney, Madden points out plenty of "unofficial" work is being done behind the scenes.
"I think many campaigns are more interested in being deliberate about how they go about building their campaign, raising the money and then engaging voters in many of these primary states," Madden said.
McAuliffe says the clock is ticking.
"If I was advising Republicans, I would get out there, and I'd own the message. No one is owning the message today," McAuliffe said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/04/04/democrats.republicans.2012/index.html
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Ajibs posted on 04-05-2011, 09:22:50 AM
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WHO WILL HE RUN AGAINST?

Tim Pawlenty - Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty is the only Republican to formally declare his intention to run, but the following are likely to be involved;

Ron Paul – The Texas congressman ran for the Libertarian Party in 1988 and as a Republican 20 years later. If decides not to run in 2012, his son Rand – backed by the Tea Party – could launch a campaign.

Sarah Palin – The former Alaskan governor has yet to decide, but with several partisan websites already endorsing the defeated vice-presidential nominee, bestselling author and reality TV star, her appearance on a Republican ticket is wholly possible.
Mitt Romney – A one-term Massachussetts governor, Romney spent $110m on his 2008 presidential campaign but was unable to overtake John McCain. A familiar face to Republican voters, he is benefitting from keeping quiet while possible rivals speak out on contentious issues.

Newt Gingrich – The speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999 has formed an exploratory website but has confused analysts by suggesting America's future is potentially ‘secular, atheist' and ‘dominated by radical Islamists'.
Mike Huckabee – A bass-playing Southern Baptist, Huckabee finished third behind McCain and Romney in the 2008 Republican primaries. He has been repeatedly linked with the 2012 campaign but Minnesota Republican Michele Bachman has just hired one of Huckabee's 2008 team.

Donald Trump – Tycoon, toupee wearer and reality television icon, Donald Trump has said he is thinking ‘very long and hard' about running but his repeated pronouncements about President Obama's religion and birthplace have alienated right-wing TV hosts like Glenn Beck.
Obama's announcement could generate criticism


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373178/Barack-Obama-launches-2012-election-bid-1bn-campaign.html#ixzz1IdzbTwqa


Tim Pawlenty is the only one so far that stands a ghost of a chance. Another might be Mitt Romney but I think he will suffer from the same thing Gingrich will suffer from: Yesterdays news. The other person who might give Obama a good fight is Haley Barbour. The others are just passengers on the GOP train. Donald Trump just wants to make a statement.
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Lalakokofefe posted on 04-05-2011, 10:00:29 AM
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Donald Trump just wants to make a statement.


Oga N.A.R., Here's what Ed Schlutz had to say on the Donald!

LKF



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Why Donald Trump for President Is a Joke

Donald Trump continues to parade himself around the media as if people in this country actually care about his potential candidacy in 2012. I don't think they do. This is a circus and it's fake.

Trump gives public service a bad image. It's not about flash, it's not about wealth, and it's not about hairstyle. It's about doing something for people and being an advocate for the community you represent. Trump, well, he's done none of that... ever.

Donald Trump is no more a serious candidate than me going back to North Dakota in an attempt to get a Senate run going. And I must say, at least they asked me.

Who has shown any interest in Donald Trump being the next president of the United States other than Donald Trump? Nobody.

The Republican Party isn't banging on his door, and the hilarious part of this is that he's trying to court the tea party through the birthers.

Trump is screaming to the public, \\"Please, pay attention to me! I'm important! I can get on any show I want! I could be president! And I'm thinking about it!\\"

You know what I say? \"So what?\"

Have you noticed in all of the interviews he has been giving, that he never has any solutions, no real answers other than verbal bomb throwing?

I'd like to know, Mr. Trump, what's your plan for 15 million Americans unemployed in this country? How about the 50 million uninsured Americans when it comes to health insurance? How about the poor, do you have a plan for them?

Trump doesn't talk about that stuff -- he continues to harp on the fact that he screwed somebody in a land deal and that's proof he can do a great job in foreign relations.

But when it comes down to the devil in the detail of dealing with the issues of the people and making real change, Trump, you don't have it. You've never had it. Money is not a measure of a man's character or success in the arena of public service.

I'm curious, where do you stand on the farm bill? Do you know anything about it? I'd like Donald Trump to tell the American people what state he thinks he can win. Maybe with all his money he can create a state.

Mr. Trump, stop embarrassing yourself.

Source
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Bob posted on 04-05-2011, 11:37:50 AM
with ivory coast on my mind, i would vote for sarah palin if the elections were held this day.
i have been looking forward to helping with the reelection efforts but i guess i may stay home.
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Valteena posted on 04-05-2011, 12:23:36 PM
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Oga N.A.R., Here's what Ed Schlutz had to say on the Donald!

LKF


Lala Schlutz is right Trump is a joke. Trump is only looking for ratings to boost his tv show. As someone said he will need more than an Ophra makeover for him to come close to being in the main Presidential race.

@
N.A.R what about Sarah Palin. You don't think she is a serious contender?
re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
First-lady posted on 04-05-2011, 17:53:28 PM
I don't see any formidable opponent.
Obama already has an airtight campaign machinery in place
He has the funds
The opponents whoever that might be is very unlikely to catch up
My bobo is miles ahead
They should try to catch us ...in their dreams

re: President Obama's 2nd Term Bid.
Felix posted on 04-07-2011, 12:52:08 PM
Here we go again with the hero-worshiping. Of what use is this man to us as Africans? He is the 'leader' of the so-called "free world", right? What positives has his presidency of the so called most powerfull country on earth brought to Africa? Of what use is it to Africans that there is a "black president" in the white house' whose only serious programme as it relates to the continent is to clear the coast for a second round of barbaric colonialism by the french and the british? The only time this western pawn visited 'Sub-saharan' Africa as a president was in the middle of the night and he ran back before it was dawn. Let it rest people; his so called 'tough love' is a smoke screen to hide his goal in office(for which he was selected) which is to pauperize and bully the poor just to maintian the lavish lifestyle of the affluent. In a bid to prove his patriotism/allegience to the western agenda, he is inventing wars here and there while supporting all kinds of sickening insurrections all over the continent. He will leave office in some years time, but the chaos his policies will leave in Africa will contineu to forment extremism and violence for decades to come. Obama is bad news to the continent , a big 419 and it's about time Africans start seeing this monumental scam for what he really is.
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