Harold vs. Mike

Here’s a test of the power of the vaunted web-based politics that put Howard Dean in the White House.

A bar owner named Harold has started a Meetup.com group called “Bloomberg Out of Town,” or B.O.O.T., “devoted to taking back our city from the Bloomberg regime.”

But Bloomberg hasn’t inspired the kind of grass-roots opposition that loved to hate Giuliani, although there are a handful of ad-hoc smokers groups. And there’s always Christopher Brodeur, whose new manifesto can be found here. Over at B.O.O.T., a quick review of the members shows the smoking ban is issue number one, though there’s also a Brooklyn writer upset about the treatment of RNC protesters.

Thirty-eight members and counting! Harold vs. Mike