I have to say, this is kind of odd. President Obama will travel to Delaware Friday where, along with Vice President Biden, he will campaign for Democratic Senate candidate Chris Coons and Republican and Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell.
Unless she’s up to some kind of witchcraft that none of us understand, this state appears to be a lock for the Democrats, and a trip there amounts to a strange use of valuable presidential time. Every poll taken since last month shows Coons up by at least 15 percent.
Obama must be going there for one of two reasons. He may be doing some kind of personal favor to Vice President Biden, who formerly held the seat.
Or it could be that internal campaign polls are closer than the ones we’ve seen, and that there is grave concern that Democrats won’t turn up on Election Day. Obama now is all about getting the base “fired up and ready to go.” Coons will need his backers not just to say they’ll vote, but to do it.