Friday, November 12, 2004

Baby Steps: I hadn't realized this, but it looks like the Democrats are going with Harry Reid of Nevada as the Senate Minority leader after Daschle's fall. Reid was the heir apparent, having previously served as the Minority Whip.

But some Democrats were concerned about selecting someone from a Red State, saying such a leader would be vulnerable in future elections. Many of them wanted a devout liberal from a Blue State.

Now Nevada is more pink than red, but Senator Reid seems to be a strong moderate lawmaker. We'll see what happens when he actually starts using his power, but so far it seems like this is a good step for the Democrats.


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