Obama tells summit, 'We're not campaigning anymore,' one day after his staff rolls out 2012 re-elect effort 

President Obama brushed off criticisms by Sen. John McCain in today's summit, noting that "we're not campaigning anymore. The election is over."

That struck me as mildly amusing right away, because many would argue that Obama never really stopped campaigning and never really started governing after the 2008 election. But it took an e-mail from a GOP flak to remind me that only yesterday, Obama's staff was prematurely showing off his 2012 re-election campaign to Politico's Mike Allen:

Today: “Let me just make this point, John, because we’re not campaigning anymore.  The election is over.”

Yesterday:  White House Plots 2012 Campaign (Politico, 2/24/10)

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David Freddoso

David Freddoso came to the Washington Examiner in June 2009, after serving for nearly two years as a Capitol Hill-based staff reporter for National Review Online. Before writing his New York Times bestselling book, The Case Against Barack Obama, he spent three years assisting Robert Novak, the legendary Washington... more
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