Well, President Barack Obama wasn't go to announce his re-election but on April Fool's Day, but he did today.
Tough times ahead though. He is no longer a new face. No novelty. No history. All about his record, for better or for worse.
He made many promises, kept a few, but the economy is still tanking. The health care debacle continues, but will be cheered by those who think health care is an inalienable right, like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (such rights do not exist in many countries).
The Republicans could take this one, if they only had a candidate with both a clean record and without histrionics. Mitt Romney looks like a front runner. Ron Paul has possibilities. I don't see Sarah Palin seriously running, though I expect her to stump and fund raise.
ABC talk about this: 'Hope' and 'Change' Meet Reality: President Obama's Reelection Roadmap: