Monday, February 11, 2013

Social Media Blitz for Second Term Agenda Planned by Team Obama

No, he's not going to DisneyWorld, but he is calling into a conference call with his campaign organizers and supporters after delivering his 5th annual State of the Union address.

Team Obama is going with a charm offense on social media to push Obama's agenda after the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Good thing OFA pledged to remain non-partisan and not simply be tasked with advancing the President's agenda.  Oh, wait:

President Obama will hold a conference call with supporters of the nonprofit group formed from his reelection campaign organization following his State of the Union address Tuesday night.
"When President Obama leaves the Capitol on Tuesday night after delivering the State of the Union, we're excited to let you know that he'll get on the phone to speak with the folks who are going to help make his plan a reality: supporters like you," OFA organizing director Jon Carson writes in an e-mail. "This is a great opportunity to hear directly from the President about how we can help finish what we started. We've got momentum — let's keep it going."
They have the social media aptness in the bag and this is how it's going to work:

The White House is aiming to boost proposals outlined by the president in his address through a social media and advertising blitz in the days after the speech. The administration invited 100 supporters on the president’s social media networks to watch the speech at a White House viewing party, and Obama will travel to North Carolina, Georgia, and Illinois in the coming days to rally support for his proposals. The call with supporters will likely dovetail with those efforts.

The president’s campaign relaunched as a policy-oriented nonprofit — renamed Organizing for Action — following the campaign. Former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has said the group will work to use the campaign's infrastructure and voter database to support the president in his second term.

"Issues like immigration, climate change and gun violence will be debated over these next four years, and President Obama is ready to take them on — but he needs us by his side," Messina wrote in an e-mail to supporters. "Our goal is to help him get things done, but also to help change how things get done in Washington in the first place."

And, this, if you need a chuckle:

“Neither OFA nor its chapters will be involved in any way in elections or partisan political activity,” the group recently posted on it’s website. “Its exclusive purpose is public policy advocacy and development, and in particular, both enactment of President Obama’s legislative agenda and the identification and advancement of other goals for progressive change at the state and local level.”

On Twitter Monday, the Obama flying monkeys were already priming the pump.  You may remember the grandson of Jimmy Carter who took the glory with his 15 minutes of fame over the video tape delivered to Mother Jones of Mitt Romney referring to the 47% of voters who would not be his supporters.  Yeah, that guy. Here's Jimmy the 4th's tweet:

My prediction for the state of the union address: Some Republican will call it one of the most partisan state of the union addresses ever.

Those Republicans. Always the opposition party, it would seem.  If only they would just go along with His Excellence, King Obama. 

Yeah, you've probably gotten us again, Little Jimmy.

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