Obama formally filed for reelection today, and marked the occasion with this video. Pro tip: do NOT read the YouTube comments. Whew.
Naturally, there’s the usual chorus of, “Why should we reelect that bum, what has he done for us?” from the peanut gallery. According to WhatTheFuckHasObamaDoneSoFar.com, quite a bit. I decided to check Politifact’s “Obameter” for more information. They’ve been keeping track of his original campaign promises and whether he’s delivered, stalled, made some progress, or broken them.
The good news is that the majority (353 out of 506) have been rated “Promise Kept” or “In The Works.” Credit card bill of rights! Healthcare reform! Stem cell research! Repealing DOMA (sort of)! Funding the VA and the Violence Against Women Act! Unfortunately, a few key ones – closing Guantanamo Bay, repealing the Bush tax cuts, introducing a comprehensive immigration bill – fall under “Promises Broken.”
What say you, Persephoneers? What were you hoping to see in his first term as POTUS? Are you excited to do some grassroots campaigning for him in 2012, or will you grudgingly vote for Obama as the lesser of the two evils? Or might you consider voting for whoever the GOP eventually shores up? What do you want to see the Prez accomplish between now and Election Day?