Richard Burr consultant Paul Shumaker says the DSCC is running a web video attacking the Senator because Democrats are having difficulty getting a candidate to run.
Perhaps Mr. Shumaker has forgotten that Kay Hagan didn't get into the race against the much stronger Elizabeth Dole until October. We've got at least another five months and we'll be fine.
Certainly I'd prefer to see Roy Cooper or another strong Democratic contender step up sooner than later, but after panicking my way through most of 2007 about the lack of a candidate I've learned my lesson to be patient and things should work out.
I'd be a lot more worried if I was the consultant to an incumbent Senator who consistently shows an approval rating in the mid-30s.