state of the union http://knau.org en Obama's Visit May Signify a Shift in Arizona Politics http://knau.org/post/obamas-visit-may-signify-shift-arizona-politics <p>After&nbsp;tonight&rsquo;s State of the Union Address, President Obama heads west to five states that will be key to his re-election next year. One of his first stops - Wednesday afternoon -- &nbsp;will be in the Phoenix area. In 2008, the president largely ignored the home turf of his opponent, John McCain. But as Peter O&rsquo;Dowd reports, the political winds in this historically conservative state are swirling.<br /><br />Call it volatility. Call it turmoil. Or just call it momentum. Whatever it is, President Obama, and a less famous guy named Mike Stauffer, want to build on it. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:02:46 +0000 Peter O'Dowd 8114 at http://knau.org