Obama launches 2012 reelection campaign; Surprised?

Not really. An early morning video post confirms the president’s bid for a second term.

In a two-minute video, Barack Obama confirmed what most had already assumed. He will run for reelection in 2012.

The video titled, “It Begins with Us,” posted early Monday morning on BarackObama.com.

Politico reports that an email to supporters said the president would file papers today. From the president’s statement:

“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.”

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