Lightning struck twice in Colorado last night, as a 24-year-old man entered a packed midnight showing of “The Dark Knight Rises”, threw a smoke bomb, and then started shooting randomly into the crowd. Twelve people were killed and dozens of others were injured at the Aurora theater, which is a suburb of Denver and located just 13 miles from Littleton, the site of the 1999 Columbine massacre.

One has to wonder how long it will take for this sad event to get politicized, as we sit in the looming shadow of a presidential campaign.

Speaking of the campaign, polling numbers in the wake of the continued poor economic news and a round of Bain-themed attack ads are not a welcome site to the White House.

Oh yah, still no Veep announcement, but it is coming soon!