The funny part about this LA Times article is that the article was in full apology mode for Barack Obama. Which makes this… the best that they can do about Obama’s travails in North Carolina (and, more importantly, Kay Hagan’s):
… it’s not difficult to find evidence of Obama’s sunken stature here. After month of news about the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, it is easy to find conservative Democrats who bemoan the core of the law — the individual insurance mandate — and it is even easier to find Obama supporters quick to express disbelief that the president botched his signature law.
“They bungled it! They bungled it! They snatched defeat from the jaws of victory!” said Erv Portman, owner of an airplane parts manufacturer in Apex, who welcomed Obama to his plant in 2011.
Ouch. Of course, it couldn’t happen to a nicer political party, bless their hearts.