Hello, and welcome to Political Jungle.
Now we begin with a developing story, a shot, yes a single shot, was fired at the Obama campaign office. Denver police and the Secret Service are investigating the incident.
So, most agree that Arizona is no longer the toss-up it once could have been. Polling from within the state shows Mitt Romney ahead by double-digit margins. However, a poll from Behavior Research Center has the President ahead by two points. Many polls do not equally proportionate the amount of Latinos in a state. For example, many polls showed Sharron Angle beating Leader Reid in 2010, however with the support of Latinos he won.
Now, we turn to celebrities and the campaign trail. As people are getting bored with the usual four of Biden, Obama, Romney, and Ryan, celebrities are coming into stump for their candidates. The Boss, Bruce Springsteen himself, is coming out to stump for the President with Bill Clinton. Although, sometimes celebrities need to come out for statewide candidates. Yesterday, the Duggar family announced it will be supporting Rep. Todd Akin. Rep. Akin is trying to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill, but he hit hit a snag when he said “legitimate rape” doesn’t cause pregnancy.
Well, as you know I conclude Political Jungle with a segment called Through the Looking Glass. Now, you also probably know I usually do Political Jungle on Friday. So the topic for Through the Looking Glass was going to focus on the 7-Eleven public opinion election, which is one of the few places where President Obama is still leading. So, imagine my surprise when on The Colbert Report, Sir Stephen brings up the 7-Eleven election. So instead, I dedicate this segment to you, Sir Stephen Colbert.