Obama Launches ‘Forward’ Campaign

    US President Barack Obama walks to hug US First Lady Michelle Obama during a campaign event at the Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center on May 5, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. President Obama is traveling to Ohio and Virginia where he will hold rallies and officially begin his re-election bid for the 2012 US Presidential election.  AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

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    They’re off! The Obama campaigning machine officially launched its reelection campaign Saturday as the president held his first rallies of the season at colleges in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Va. Obama’s new campaign slogan, “Forward,” aims to highlight his progress and future goals for the economy, while taking a swipe at Romney policies that move backward. “I believe in you. I’m asking you to keep believing in me,” the president said to thunderous applause in Ohio. Romney has already jabbed back, telling a crowd in Virginia, “It’s like, forward, what? Over the cliff?”

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