Charlie Sykes periodically likes to adopt a tough guy pose. For instance, leading up to the 2008 presidential election he'd snarl that Barack Obama was a "sniveling, snot-nosed community organizer." Funny stuff for a guy who won't take calls from pols he criticizes and has to warm his car up for 20 minutes lest he catch a chill on his morning commute.
So really, it was not surprising -- but nevertheless still amusing -- that on Wednesday, during a segment discussing potential Republican challengers to Russ Feingold, that Charlie decided to share a secret: Russ Feingold has a glass jaw! He hasn't been tested. As evidence, Sykes pointed to the WMCS nonstory. Charlie has been whinging for months now that the Republicans need a credible challenger -- but it seems none want to take the bait. The latest Republican who could take Russ, per Sykes: Mike Huebsch.