A rare look inside Obama's campaign headquarters
President Obama's campaign for re-election later this year is set to be the most sophisticated ever seen in its use of technology and the internet.
His victory four years ago was seen by some a triumph of social networking techniques but this year's approach will be on much bigger scale in the battle against the Republican Mitt Romney.
The BBC's North America editor Mark Mardell has been given rare access to the Obama campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Ray, interesting video of the Obama headquarters in Chicago. Here's what I think: I believe Obama's massive social networking tricks are just that today to the American people. He used it in 2008 and he duped millions of Americans. Americans are much smarter today. They also have had their eyes on the failed economy and our massive debt with nothing to show for it. So, my feeling is that this type of campaign will fail this time.
Additionally, this video was made and released by the Obama campaign. They want Americans to believe they have the higher ground with over 300 young people using their social networking skills to beat Mitt Romney. I also believe that Mitt Romney's campaign have a cadre of young people who are more than capable of reaching the same number of voters.
In other words, Obama doesn't scare me. He is the underdog with a bad economy and enormous debt to the taxpayers. Romney should win in November.
This post was modified from its original form on 24 Apr, 3:02
Saul Alinsky says "when losing claim victory and move on"
I'm wondering what kind of an October surprise Obama (or Soros) has in mind for us?
Sandy, I honestly don't think there's anything Soros can do to help the failed Obama. I mean he can throw money at it but quite frankly Obama just couldn't walk the walk to bankrupting our country and massive government control. The majority of Americans can't stand to hear Obama speak.....so I'm going with...."Obama Heads Back to Chicago Tail Tucked Between His Legs."
Diane, the fact that he is not raising the money he did last time shows that Soros is not supporting him fully, either. Soros will pull back and back other avenues and start again in 2016
Well I just had another pop-up ad - "Join Michelle and tell barack wou're in! Are you In?" "Paid for by Obama for America."
That sneering face. Ye gads - enough to make your stomach lurch!
One thing that troubles me is the amount of cars I see here in Florida - driven by women with Obama bumper stickers.
What's with that? What has Baracki done for women? What is the attraction?
The way I look at it, Tara Jane, one cannot be intelligent and vote for Obama to have a second term.
They're still waiting for some of that Obama money that's just a little delayed getting to them, that's all. He's their sugar daddy.
This is the most disgusting President in my lifetime. Obama simply has no shame, no integrity....no nothing but a destroy America agenda. Wake up, people.
Tara Jane and Diane, that is the truth of the matter. He gets more disgusting daily; he opens his mouth and one more strike against him.
As Thomas Brackett Reed stated (so perfect for Obama)
"Never opens his mouth without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge."
Tara Jane, that one is so fitting and enjoying the message of Thomas Brackett Reed.