Not a good year for the cleanup hitter, Obama. First he goes to Virginia to help out Creigh Deeds. Strike one.
Then it was a trip north, to Bruce Springsteen's home state, to help out incumbent Governor Jon Corzine. Doh!! Strike two.
Finally, when that Senate supermajority was threatned by, gasp, a Republican in Massachusetts, he traveled to the home of the Red Sox, leaving his Pale Hose jacket at home, to stump for Martha Coakley. Strike three.
Yer out, bub, grab some pine.