Barack Obama is the first candidate of either party to make it official.
I'm like Ed. I don't agree with everything Obama has done. In fact, some of my important issues got brushed aside while the president dealt with the mess he inherited.
I'm already convinced that Obama will be next to impossible to beat in 2012, and shared poll results in January to back me up.
But since January, as we have seen what the Republicans in congress want to do, it is absolutely necessary that Obama keeps the White House. And along with this, Democrats need to regain the house. But this is about the presidency.
There will be plenty of time to look at the issues (environment, energy, LGBT rights, wars, economy) over the next year and a half. But right now, it's just about the candidates.
Let's look at some of the competition, even though none of these potential candidates has made it official.
Donald Trump has only one issue - being top birther. In 2009 we all saw Obama's birth certificate and I wrote a newspaper column about it. Surely Trump does not really believe that Obama was not born in the United States. He needs to pay more attention to Bessemer Opinions.
Newt Gingrich has had too many wives and too many affairs.
Sarah Palin can see Alaska from her porch, (and Canada).
Michele Bachmann has made so many crazy statements and come up with so many goofy ideas that only the most far out Americans would ever want her to lead the country.
Mitt Romney is a Mormon and even though that in itself should not make a difference, Americans might be wary of a president that is against coffee and hot tea (among other things).
Mike Huckabee is a dominionist, and that alone should scare the wits out of you.
But even if the Republicans could come up with a decent conservative candidate, I think after seeing the agenda of the Republicans in congress that most Americans will reject their slash and burn type of government and will want to remain with the cool and calm Obama that has guided us through the storm.
So I'm in. Are you? Visit the Obama 2012 web site.
As I said before, this campaign season is going to be enjoyable and entertaining.