They've lost that loving feeling (reuters photo)

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine was on MSNBC today, downplaying President Obama's negatives heading into the midterms. Kaine noted that Obama was elected with 53 percent of the vote, and is still holding on to about 50 percent in terms of approval. And considering the past two years, that's not so bad, right?

Still and all, though, the White House is aware that Obama is polling much worse in key swing states, like Pennsylvania, Arkansas and Kentucky. Ed Henry of CNN reports the administration is deploying Obama's leading frenemy, Bill Clinton, to help close the gap for the party this fall.

"It's a no-brainer you would use one of the most talented politicians the country has ever had," said one Democratic official familiar with the discussions. "There are few as good at laying out the contrast with Republicans."

The lingering frostiness between the two is all very secondary to the greater pursuit of keeping Congress under Democratic control -- although one can't help speculating that Clinton probably wouldn't mind Obama getting a taste of having to deal with a Republican Congress.

Awww, look! Friends again.               (ap photo)