An Increasingly Fascinating Election Season

Politics can be full of surprises. Just when you think everything is set in granite, and when the pundits believe they’ve got it all scoped out, their worlds can be rocked:

Last week, who really expected that Rick Perry would turn in such an awful debate performance?

And the biggest shock of all?

Looks like the frontrunners drew some rather short straws.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the political spectrum, President Obama is trying to shore up what used to be his base of support. One group, in particular, has been shoved to one side during his tenure. Now he needs to win them back. But why would they want to come back, given the policies he has followed in the Middle East?

He’s also doing all he can to broaden his base:

But if the latest public opinion polls are accurate, he may be losing even more support—in a place he never expected to lose it:

This election season is becoming more fascinating every week.