How desperate is the campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama (D) getting?
THROW BO A BONE on his ANNIVERSARY
It's a promise Barack made to his daughters-that if he won the election in November 2008, he would buy them their long-awaited puppy.
On April 14th, 2009, Barack followed through on his promise to Malia and Sasha-the Obamas welcomed Bo into their home.
Now he's got three years under his collar as the First Dog. This April, wish Bo Obama a happy anniversary as a member of the First Family.
Yes, right on the official Obama-Biden (must not forget the latter) site First Dog Bo invites you to opt in to the campaign. So if you're still clinging to your dog--and not dining on it--sign up the doggone animal.
Struggling Obama super-PAC asks Clinton for help
Priorities USA, a super-PAC focused on reelecting President Obama, has asked former President Bill Clinton to help them pick up the pace on fundraising.
Democratic donors have been resistant to giving to the group. This is partly because of liberals' hesitation about super-PACs in general and partly because Sean Sweeney and Bill Burton, the two former White House staffers heading the group, aren't as plugged in to the fundraising world as those helping some of the Republican groups, which include heavy-hitters like Karl Rove and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R).
Several illegal immigrant rights groups are trying to naturalize illegals through the Become a Citizen Now! campaign prior to the November elections, knowing that many of them tend to vote Democratic. Blaming the Republicans, Obama has stated he hasn't kept still yet another 2008 campaign promise to overhaul immigration laws because they are against him.
President Obama's Video Message Booed At Boston's Fenway Park
If he's booed in ultra liberal Massachusetts is he beginning to lose the rest of the country?
New curbs on voter registration could hurt Obama
Voting laws passed by Republican-led legislatures in a dozen states during the past year have sharply restricted voter-registration drives that typically target young, low-income, African-American and Hispanic voters - groups that have backed the Democratic president by wide margins.
A further 16 states are considering bills that would end voter registration on election days, impose a range of limits on groups that register voters and make it more difficult for people to sign up, according to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University Law School.
The new laws - many of which include measures requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls - could carve into Obama's potential support in Florida, Ohio and a few other politically divided states likely to be crucial in the November 6 election, analysts say.
Less than half of 18-to-24-year-old voters want Obama to win reelection, and he leads a generic Republican candidate by just 7 percentage points, according to a survey of youth voter attitudes released Thursday by the Public Religion Research Institute and Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.
That single-digit lead represents a dramatic drop from 2008, when Obama won the votes of that age group by a 34-point margin over John McCain -- 66 percent to 32 percent -- according to exit polls.
Although the under 30s still prefer Obama to Romney (kids today!) perhaps this is why
Obama Wooing Young Voters With Student Loan Focus
This desperate! Mark Whittington at Yahoo lists additional signs of what he thinks are Obama weaknesses.
Support for Obama Turning Bizarre
Without any actual accomplishments to tout for President Barack Obama and with attacks on his rival, Mitt Romney, backfiring, the dwindling group of supporters of the president is starting to come up with bizarre reasons to re-election him.
Chris Matthews, the MSNBC host who used to get leg tingles thinking about Obama, suggests we should ignore the advice of Martin Luther King Jr. and judge him by the color of his skin and not the content of his character, according to Real Clear Politics.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., adds we should vote for the re-election of the president for the sake of the ladies, according to Breitbart.
Former Republican Gov. of Florida Charlie Crist says the president is a "centrist worthy of admiration," as reported by Buzzfeed.
On the other hand, current Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia is reported by the Washington Post as unsure whether he will vote for the president of his own party. Meanwhile the president is facing an open revolt from his own party on the Keystone XL pipeline, according to the Washington Examiner. Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who is retiring, has opined that on second thought, health care reform was not such a great idea after all, Forbes reports.
Granted, all of the above could be desperate wishful thinking on my part, projecting my desperate hopes that our sitting president loses his re-election bid, cleverly orchestrated by the Obama campaign to lull the opposition into complacency and inaction, hoping we'll just sit on our hands waiting for Obama to self destruct. But schaenfreude, the German word for happiness at other's misery, can only go so far so I'll snap out of it and work to make sure Obama is not re-elected. And hopefully others will also.