After the "kick-off event" in Arizona, the Obama team may be planning to raise $1 billion for his re-election campaign.
Yes, re-election, campaign - as if two years of doing just that is not enough. Two more years of campaigning to get four more years in office, during which I have no doubt he will continue campaigning for the sake of campaigning. (Or he may want to imitate FDR.)
Washington Post reports:
Will President Obama be the first billion-dollar man?
He raised and spent $750 million in the 2008 campaign, and there is already speculation that the cash-collection operation for his 2012 reelection bid will crest the once-unimaginable sum of $1 billion raised. (That's a one and nine zeros. Nine!)
"It's not unrealistic at all, given the amount raised and spent in 2008 and the amount Republican interest groups and 527s will spend against him," said a former Obama administration official.