NPR mentioned that the 2012 presidential election has begun. Obama is expected to officially file today, and his re-election video is already up. Not surprisingly, the campaign is re-using the iconic "O" symbol:
Will Bunch reminds us that the 2008 excitement over Obama was "heavily motivated by shame over the things that had been done in our name during the nightmarish Bush years -- pre-emptive war, waterboarding, and opening of Guantanamo, which became an international symbol of how far America had fallen so quickly in the area of human rights:"
It never occurred to any of those volunteers that Obama is so cheerfully asking today for help that he would carry on some of the worst of the Bush-era policies -- including the Kafka-esque notion of indefinite detentionand the growing sense that Gitmo is now a permanent symbol of the new America.
...when Obama caves so lamely on something that was supposed to be a cornerstone of his presidency -- restoring the American way of justice, even for terror suspects -- ir feels like it was George W. Bush asking today for four more years, and not Barack Obama.
update 2 (4/5):
Paul Waldman noted the new serif version of the Gotham typeface: