There's a silver living in all of this: expectations. It would seem that the combination of Sen. Obama's fundraiser comments and his debate performance would convince the punditariot that Hillary Clinton ought to win Pennsylvania by a larger margin than before. So the burden of effort is transferred off of Obama and onto Clinton. If she doesn't win by whatever margin is deemed sufficient -- seven points? ten points? -- then what?

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