Whom Will Obama Square Off Against in 2012?

Barack Obama 2012 Campaign LogoEarlier this morning, US President Barack Obama officially kicked off his 2012 re-election campaign.

In a post titled "Welcome to the 2012 Campaign" on BarackObama.com, Obama staffers announced that the 2012 presidential campaign was officially underway. A video, titled "Barack Obama 2012 Campaign Launch Video - "It Begins With Us", was also posted on Obama's official YouTube page.

Based on early indications, it appears as though Barack Obama will be relying heavily on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to spread his message, much like he did during his 2008 campaign for President.


It seems like it was just yesterday when Barack Obama defeated John McCain to become the 44th President of the United States.

2 1/2 years have passed since the 2008 Presidential election, which means that another election is just around the corner.


Whom will Obama be squaring off against in 2012?

Mike Huckabee seems to be the popular choice amongst Republican voters to take on President Obama in 2012, but it appears as though he is a long shot to run.

Sarah Palin is another name that is high on the list of some Republican voters, but her intentions for next year are also unclear.

Names such as Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump have also hinted that they may run for President in 2012 as well, but nothing has been officially announced as of yet.

Mitt Romney seems like the surest bet to run for the Republican nomination in 2012. If Huckabee decides not to run in 2012, then Romney is seen by many to be the frontrunner for the Republican nomination.


Many issues are going to be on the minds of voters when they hit the polls in November of 2012. Jobs. Deficits. The national debt. The Middle East. Libya. Health care. The list goes on and on.

Can Barack Obama win another term in 2012, or will the Republicans win back the White House? Whom will Obama end up squaring off against?

The race to the 2012 election has begun. It's going to be a fun 19 months.

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