|Obama image via Daily Beast|
There is no more visible symbol of Democratic disgruntlement than the woman who was perhaps the president’s closest ally when she wielded the speaker’s gavel. When Nancy Pelosi voted against the budget measure Thursday, she did little to hide her anger with the White House over the fact that Obama, for the first time, had left her out of the negotiations on a major deal. Instead, he chose to work directly with Boehner and Reid to hammer out the compromise that each could take back to their caucuses for approval.There are so few progressives in Congress, and no money behind any of them, so what do we do? We could try, but we know we can't get Bernie Sanders elected, right? So who then? Surely not Grayson or Kucinich? (I love Kucinich, but when your top google auto-complete searches after your name are "lawsuit" and "olive pit" and you know they're going to photoshop his head onto the top of a tank with a big ol' helmet on ... ) Wellstone? Who could be a legitimate contender?