When you are so close to clinching a major party nomination, it can’t be comforting to have the AP writing this:

Barack Obama wants to make something clear: He loves America.

After a series of incidents that prompted questions about his patriotism, the Democratic presidential candidate is peppering speeches with explicit statements on his love of country.

“I love this country not because it’s perfect but because we’ve always been able to move it closer to perfection,” he told an audience in North Dakota.

If these are the doubts Obama has to quell, then maybe Scott was right in the first place.