Well, he's in, if anybody had any doubt. Barack Obama is sending out e-mail and other electronic notifications that he's filing papers today to launch his candidacy for the 2012 presidential term. He also wants everybody to watch this video.
It's an interesting video. My favorite bit was their older white guy figure making the pitch that Obama has respect and trust and deserves re-election even if you don't agree with him. It accurately hits where Obama's greatest vulnerability and opportunity is. If he can make his GOP opponent not worthy of trust, drive up his negatives, while retaining the trust of enough people, Obama wins. The GOP's major task is to do the opposite.