Obama to Return to “The Tonight Show” on Wednesday

Amid increasing nervousness over his reelection prospects, President Obama will return to Los Angeles on Wednesday to appear on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

This will be Obama’s third appearance on Leno’s show since taking office. He was the first sitting president to appear on a latenight talk show when he guested on Leno in March, 2009.

Mitt Romney has so far avoided latenight appearances, but his wife Ann was on Leno’s show earlier this month.

Obama’s visit is unusual in that it comes less than two weeks before the election. It is a signal that the campaign hopes to reach voters who may not follow politics closely, and break through the clutter of campaign commercials and nonstop coverage of the race on cable news channels.

Obama’s visit on Wednesday evening will be connected to a campaign swing that includes stops in Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.

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