Anyone who takes on Paul Krugman gets high marks in this corner. Obama did, and now is facing the wrath of the progressive bloggers. See how this is a good thing:
Obama’s greatest strength may be in understanding the views of other political groups far better than those who attack him. Seeing Obama pursue a liberal agenda while still managing to differ from the orthodoxy of the Democratic Party, including being the target of attacks from Krugman and a number of liberal bloggers, is a positive sign in my book.