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'Forward': Obama reveals 2012 campaign slogan (VIDEO)

In a seven-minute campaign video, Obama 2012 lists what it says are the president's accomplishments.

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Obama for America on Monday released a seven minute campaign video that is an opening salvo in the general election fight between President Barack Obama and the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney. The video contains what the Associated Press says will be the Obama 2012 campaign's slogan: "forward."

The film lists what the Obama campaign says are the president's achievements. Domestically, it points to the successful automobile industry bailout, health care reform, the Dodd-Frank bank reform bill, credit card fee reform, contraception healthcare coverage, an increase in clean energy use and vehicle fuel efficiency, and tax breaks for the middle class.

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It also claims credit for the end of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," cheaper college loans, equal pay for women, and extensions of unemployment benefits.

On the foreign policy front, it points to the killing of Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula chief Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who was killed by an drone strike in Yemen. A screen flash also says "Libya liberated."

Politico reported that Obama for Ameirca has been having trouble deciding on a slogan. Some of the floated but nixed ideas were "Winning the Future," "We Can’t Wait," "An America Built to Last," "An Economy Built to Last," and "A Fair Shot."

While a daily Rasmussen tracking poll has Romney ahead of Obama 47 perent to 45 percent, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post analyzed the electoral map and concluded that Romney could win, but with a much less flexible map than Obama.

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The Republican's ceiling is 290 electoral votes, just 20 above the 70 needed to win, meaning he would have to make no mistake in order to beat Obama. 

The campaign video can be seen below.

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120430/forward-obama-reveals-2012-campaign-slogan-video