Will the sleet scare New Yorkers away from a big night of political possibilities?
Tonight, Air America's Sam Seder is moderating a Harpers-sponsored panel on impeachment at Town Hall. Demos is hosting a conversation on political blogging at the offices of People for the American Way. And, as happens every Thursday, the original chapter of Drinking Liberally gathers in Hell's Kitchen.
No, you can't do them all.
In many cities, the Town Hall event featuring Congessman John Conyers would be front-and-center on the minds of local liberals. Here in New York it just becomes one of the menu of offerings. There has been a dry spell...lulls in the number of panels and performances...but that's changing.
Nights like this -- when liberals have to choose between exciting events -- are coming back. It's reminiscent of the summer of '04. Only this time, even without the Presidential election, it's starting sooner.
It's a sign of the energy to come.
Don't let the sleet scare you away.