Harry Reid's Incoherent Campaign

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on November 2, 2010


Nicely summarized here:

Sen. Harry Reid lurches toward tonight’s Election Day finish line, more unpopular than ever with Nevadans, unable to make a convincing case for voters to return him to Washington.

Last week, in a survey conducted for the Review-Journal and 8NewsNow, Mason-Dixon Polling & Research reported that 56 percent of Nevada voters have an unfavorable opinion of the Senate majority leader. The figure has been climbing steadily since summer.

The gloomy Sen. Reid can’t fall back on a warm and charming personality. He can’t run away from his record, pretend he’s not an incumbent and try to hide his party affiliation, as so many down-ticket Democrats have done — Sen. Reid owns the toxic Obama agenda, and he’s practically married to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

So Sen. Reid and his loyal subjects carry on with collapsing circular arguments — primarily attacking his chief opponent, Republican challenger Sharron Angle.

The senator’s campaign derides Ms. Angle’s fiscally conservative positions as not only “extreme” but “crazy” and “dangerous.” Then Sen. Reid’s supporters point out that Ms. Angle, if elected, would be a senatorial back-bencher, unable to accomplish anything for the state’s interests.

How, exactly, can Ms. Angle be dangerous and politically impotent at the same time? Sen. Reid certainly won’t say.

Read the whole thing. I hardly think that Sharron Angle is the toughest opponent who could have been nominated to take Reid on. But the Democratic Leader is obviously tired and worn out. So is his act.

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