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May 2, 2011 by · Comments Off 

North Texans gather outside President George W. Bush’s home to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden and Texas prisoners may be getting a new kind of health care. A mustang football player is taking on some new skin and Texas high school football is getting a bigger area, literally. All this and more on your Daily Update.

The Daily Update: Thursday, April 28

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Obama released his birth certificate after rising criticism from “birthers.” Coverage for the Royal Wedding starts at 3 a.m. CDT tomorrow, and Ke$ha performs at Moody Coliseum tonight. Find out all this and more on today’s Daily Update.

Opinion Blog: Is Obama losing steam?

April 6, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Posted by Samantha Verrill
sverrill@smu.edu

Was President Obama too informal about his formal statement to run for the presidency on Monday?

Though this was a formal announcement, it came in a very casual manner. Obama sent an e-mail and video. There was no speech at all.

With all of the glitz and glam of the last election, I expected fireworks. For a President whose approval rating has been in decline, he might serve his interests better by directly addressing all of his constituents. The e-mail was only sent to those who are signed up to receive messages from him.

The e-mail was a grassroots oriented plan that stated the importance of one-on-one conversations verses “expensive TV ads or extravaganzas.” Obama said he wanted to start campaigning on a more individual and personal level. Here is some news Obama, YouTube videos and e-mail blasts are about as impersonal as you can get.

The daring to be different could put a huge damper on his campaign. His newness is wearing off and he needs to have some substance behind him or his whole campaign will fail.

Obama is using social media for this election, just like he did last time. He is even holding a facebook town hall. He says he wants to be more hands on with his constituents but his actions show something completely different, the road to November 2012 should be an interesting one.

Though many were caught up in the change Obama spoke of last election it may take more than a two-minute video to get everyone re-interested.

In 2008 many candidates chose to forego the traditional speech. Obama could have made a better effort with one of the best political teams in the country and all of the advantages of being an incumbent. For a guy who was dubbed an innovator in the last election, there was nothing innovative about this low-key venture.

Is it laziness or the intense pressure of being in office that lead Obama to announce intentions for seeking re-election in this manner? Whatever it is, he may want to kick it in to high gear and at least pretend he cares before other candidates start announcing their intentions to run.

The Daily Update: Tuesday, April 5

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Mustang Veteran football players show their stuff at Pro Day and the University of Connecticut Huskies took a showed the Butler Bulldogs whose top dog on the courts. All this and more on your Daily Update.

Daily Update: Thursday, Feb. 17

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A shooting outside of the Burger Street on Mockingbird Lane leaves two dead and one injured. University Park may require students to have resident stickers on their vehicles, and at least three are dead as unrest continues in the Middle East. All this and more on your Daily Update.

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The Daily Update: Thursday, Dec. 2

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Holiday sales are on the rise, and the U. S. attempts to become the host of a future FIFA world cup. And the coffin of a Dallas figure will be up on the auction block. Find out more on your Daily Update.

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The Daily Update: Wednesday, Nov. 10

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Elizabeth Smart was forced to relive her nightmare in court, find out what airlines are going to be doing this holiday season and more about the SMU football team.

The Daily Update: Tuesday, Nov. 9

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Check out today’s Daily Update to find out which one of our former president is making an appearance at a local bookstore. Want more details about the firing of the Cowboys’ head coach? And how did a college professor successfully diet on junk food? Keep watching your Daily Update!

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The Daily Update: Wednesday, Oct. 27

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Find out about how former president George W. Bush survived a death threat, the bullying headlines across America, and if Myspace is calling it quits.

The Daily Update: Monday, Oct. 18

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Join us today to find out about a terror threat in France, if Bin Laden is alive and well in Pakistan and if there is a change of weather coming our way.

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