The ‘left opposition’ to Obama has a lot of work to do

Salon‘s Justin Elliot reports that:

Many loyal Democrats experienced a bit of anxiety (or, perhaps, anger) earlier this week when it was reported that some progressives are planning a primary challenge against Barack Obama, and that perennial presidential candidate Ralph Nader was involved. A letter was sent by this group to other progressive leaders sounding them out about the potential of running against Obama from the left.

But it turns out that’s all this is so far: a letter.

There is no money. There is no staff. There is no formal organization that could help get a potential candidate on primary ballots or run a real campaign.