"If you like a T on your BLT, you know that elections matter"

There’s something particularly fascinating about politicians who aren’t actually that good at it. It would have been hard for a Democrat to lose the presidential election in 2000, but Al Gore almost managed it. And yet here he is, endorsing Barack Obama — very, very late, so as not to jinx him the way Gore jinxed Howard Dean in 2004 —  and doing a pretty good job of it.