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Oregon Duck Comes Under Heavy Political Fire from Arizona State Sun Devil

EUGENE, OR - SEPTEMBER 22:  Puddles the mascot celebrates during game between the Oregon Ducks and the Arizona Wildcats on September 22, 2012 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 2, 2012

There is a great political battle being waged at the moment, and it means the world. Well, the world, according to mascots. 

Sure, I guess you could say the other political battle between Democrats and Republicans over the future of our country is fairly important, but we have mascots, people. 

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama may fill our TV sets with political ads every night, but this is the Oregon Duck and Arizona State Sun Devil, y'all. 

Thanks to CFB Section, we have seen two of the more bizarre and necessary videos for those thinking of voting for men wearing costumes of wild creatures this year. 

The Oregon Duck recently announced he would be running for president, but now he has to answer one of the most brutal attack ads in the history of ads. 

That is a video provided by ASU Athletics that asks questions on the Oregon Duck's real feelings on puppies and kittens, and calls him—among other things—deplorable. 

The call is to black out Puddles the Duck on October 18, and it is really nothing more than the kind offering of a Pac-12 citizen, Sparky the Sun Devil. 

This is an answer to this video in which Puddles announced his candidacy. 

As you can see, it is so very much on right now. 

I can't wait for Puddles to answer back, or perhaps some of the other mascots to chime in. Perhaps Oski could make his presence known as the best mascot in the conference. 

The again, Stanford's Tree could show up and creep everyone out with its awkwardness. 

Follow me on Twitter for more mascot dust ups. 

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