Shouting at a potential voter - and doing it at a Jewish bakery on the day before Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year - ranks as one of the more novel approaches at gathering political support. Then again, it's Anthony Weiner, the NY mayoral candidate who makes the real housewives of New Jersey look like Middle East scholars. One poll shows Weiner with 7 percent of the vote, so he might want to rethink this give-'em-hell approach.
*Update: Reader points to another version of the altercation, released by the campaign, in which we get to see what got Weiner riled up in the first place. It starts at around the 3:40 mark - until that point the candidate is acting like your typical politician. Then, just as he's leaving the store, and without any provocation, the man calls him a "scumbag" and mutters that "You're married to an Arab." (Weiner's wife is Huma Abedin, a long-time aide to Hillary Clinton; her mother is Pakistani and her father was Indian.) Comparing and contrasting the two versions is a teachable moment not only in covering campaigns, but in recognizing that a two-minute YouTube video often tells a far different story than a six-minute video of the same event. Thing is, Weiner still seems like a jerk.