Obama’s Massachusetts problem

When he first uttered it in an earlier debate, it could be passed off as slip of the tongue.  But after last night’s debate, it became hard to ignore:  Barack Obama, whose gifts of oratory have been endlessly commented on, twice last night referred to the state where he lived for three years while attending Harvard Law School as "Massatoosits."  Hillary Clinton may have struggled when it came to spitting out the name of the handpicked successor to Russia’s Vladimir Putin, but someone in Obama’s inner circle needs to gently coach the candidate on the proper pronounciation of the Bay State.