Obama Invites Fans to Join 'Truth Team'

President's website helps supporters spread the word
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2012 5:27 PM CST
President Barack Obama speaks about the "Community College to Career Fund" and his 2013 budget at Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – President Obama has admitted he forgets on occasion to stop and "persuade people." Now his re-election team has set up a website where grassroots supporters can read Obama's side of the story and spread it around, USA Today reports. Called Truth Team, the site asks visitors to join and offers three main pages: AttackWatch.com (reacting to Republican ads), KeepingGOPHonest.com (criticizing the GOP), and KeepingHisWord.com (focused on Obama's record).

The site includes tools for sharing information by email, Facebook, and Twitter, "and empowers supporters to take further action" by writing letters to the editor, volunteering, sending postcards, and more, a campaign official wrote in a statement. "People don't just want to hear from campaign statements or ads—they want to hear from the family and friends they trust," she added. "So the next time you hear Mitt Romney accusing the President of 'crony capitalism' ... you'll know what to do."

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