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The November 1, 2012 episode of The Daily Show continues its coverage of both the presidential and grade school campaigns and the guest is Bob Woodruff.
This episode begins again with Jon Stewart talking about the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. He then moves on to discuss somewhere even worse than New York City, Ohio during the presidential campaign. He explains how the state is completely saturated with presidential ads and ads refuting those ads. Of course, according to Stewart, they cannot just turn off their televisions, because the candidates are all over the place in Ohio. Wyatt Cenac then reports in from an underground bunker in Ohio. He and others have taken shelter in this bunker, but he is sad to report that a lot of people still have electricity. Cenac then explains the extreme steps citizens are taking to avoid the campaign, such as switching their cell service to AT&T.
The second segment in the episode is a continuation of the story about the middle school election. The campaign is continuing and it is getting nasty. First each campaign tries to figure out how much money they have, which is, of course, none. They then each try to raise money. John Oliver’s candidate raises it like Governor Mitt Romney and Jason Jones’ candidate attempts to raise it like President Obama. They even call Jones’ candidate’s mother. Then the negative campaigns start and the campaign goes down hill. There are even giant banners with one candidate with a sinister mustache.
The guest for the episode is Bob Woodruff talking about the Stand Up for Heroes show to benefit veterans. They are trying to raise money to help veterans transition to civilian life. This includes job training, some counseling for veterans with brain injuries or PTSD and mentorship programs. It also sounds like a really good show with a great line up, including Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart. This was another enjoyable episode. The first segment could have been more of a story, I suppose, rather than just a comment on the campaign in Ohio. However, it was a very funny comment, so I do not really have a complaint. The story about the middle school presidential campaign is definitely funny and a good satire of the presidential campaign. Bob Woodruff was not very interesting, but what he was there to support is important, so I can overlook that. In general it was good episode, and, as usual, I recommend fans of the show watch it. If, however, you are just a casual Daily Show fan, it is not anything special.