April 5, 2009

YOU CAN ALMOST FEEL SORRY FOR THE DEMOCRATS...:

Harry Reid: Too big to fail: Just like Tom Daschle (SHERMAN FREDERICK, 4/05/09, Las Vegas Review Journal)

[Tom] Daschle, you will remember, was then the Democratic leader in the U.S. Senate, just as Harry is now. He was powerful inside the Beltway, just as Harry is now. He tilted further left than his constituents on social and spending issues, just as Harry does now.

Eventually the cumulative chagrin of South Dakota voters reached the tipping point.

Nevadans (South Dakotans) must -- must! -- re-elect Reid (Daschle). Not on the merits of performance, but because he's a Beltway big shot. Conventional wisdom says he's just too darn powerful to throw away. He's politically to a small state what AIG is to the economy -- "too big to fail."

I'm not buying that bedtime story, and if Harry's smart he shouldn't either. Even in the best of times, Nevadans love to hate Harry. In fact, the further away Harry gets from the dwindling numbers inside Las Vegas union halls, the testier people become toward him.


...to try and make the Washington party less scary they choose a leader from a Red state, but leading the Blue party makes him unre-electable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 5, 2009 6:37 PM
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