The campaign to fill Anthony Weiner's seat in New York's Ninth Congressional District is well underway. And it turns out to be a far more competitive race than anybody expected. Anybody not paying attention, that is. So here is the New York Times headline this morning: "In the Race to Succeed Weiner, a Surprising Anger at Obama." I don't know how anybody out there with any kind of political pulse cannot possibly be mad at the president.
I, for one, am glad that the voters in this predominantly Democratic district are showing a pulse. Whether he wins or loses next year is not the real question; rather, it is whether the president will continue taking his base for granted.