Which means one thing: Coons' internal polling is showing a far more dire situation than anyone is letting on.
Northern Delaware motorists got whacked on two fronts Friday when President Barack Obama arrived in Marine One from Philadelphia and Vice President Joe Biden flew in on Air Force Two from the south to the New Castle Airport.
There were the usual traffic jams and congestive confusion along Del. 141, I-95 and, naturally, downtown Wilmington, where both appeared at a fundraiser for U.S. Senate candidate Chris Coons at The Grand.
Funnier still, over the last few weeks, Coons has sought to "distance himself from Washington Democrats and President Barack Obama".
As for the meltdown of the Coons campaign? I blame witchcraft.