BREAKING: Obama Running in 2012
In an EXCLUSIVE, Politico‘s crack staff has learned that Barack Obama is running for president in 2012.
President Barack Obama’s top advisers are quietly laying the groundwork for the 2012 reelection campaign, which is likely to be run out of Chicago and managed by White House deputy chief of staff Jim Messina, according to Democrats familiar with the discussions.
In yet another shocker, he also hopes to win:
But the sources said Obama has given every sign of planning to run again and wants the next campaign to resemble the highly successful 2008 effort.
And, you know who’ll be running the campaign? Why, the same people:
David Axelrod, White House senior adviser, may leave the West Wing to rejoin his family in Chicago and reprise his role as Obama’s muse, overseeing the campaign’s tone, themes, messages and advertising, the sources said.
David Plouffe, the Obama for America campaign manager, described by one friend as “the father of all this,” will be a central player in the reelect, perhaps as an outside adviser.
Truly exciting stuff.
UPDATE: Steven Taylor does a content analysis of Politico‘s reporting, deconstructing the language.