Still batting … .000:

That’s the fourth major candidate for whom Barack Obama campaigned since taking office. So far, he’s worked his magic on Martha Coakley, Jon Corzine, Creigh Deeds, and now Arlen Specter. If this is what comes from having Obama tell audiences that he “loves” a candidate, Democrats may want him to admire them from a distance through the rest of the midterms.

Besides, when exactly did Obama fall in “love” with Specter? Was it when Specter ran away from Pat Toomey at the speed of light?

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