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Question: If Harry Reid loses... who will be the next Democratic Senate Leader?
Chuck Schumer (NY)   -21 (42%)
Dick Durbin (IL)   -23 (46%)
Patty Murray (WA)   -0 (0%)
Bryon Dorgan (ND)   -2 (4%)
Debbie Stabenow (MI)   -0 (0%)
other   -4 (8%)
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« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2009, 08:04:13 am »
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I voted for Chuck Schumer. He'd be the best for the job as well IMO.
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« Reply #26 on: October 28, 2009, 08:42:56 pm »
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I think you should change the thread title from "If" to "When".

Reid seems to have totally lost what political acumen he had.

I still think Reid will win.  I don't want him to, but I get the sense that he will prevail in the end.
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2009, 12:53:29 pm »
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I said that Obama would prefer, Sen Dick Durbin to either Reid or Schumer.  He may not interfere, but people in the communications department will have a say, if and when that time may come.

Reid, Lincoln and Specter are not ideal candidates.  We would have been in a more ideal situation had we had better candidates besides Sestak.  I don't favor neither of them coming back.
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2009, 01:16:28 pm »
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In terms of obsticles to getting Obama's agenda passed:

Democrats losing a relatve progressive vote like Reid's from their 60 seat majority > Reid's questionable effectiveness as majority leader.

I don't blame inititives stalling in the senate on Reid half as much as I blame conservative Democrats like Ben Nelson, Lincoln, Lieberman etc., and not one tenth as much as I do Mitch McConnell and the other 39 senate republicans (with a 10% exemption for the Maine sisters). Thus, while I'm less than thrilled with Reid as leader, as far as next year's senate race Reid > x1000 any Nevada Republican.

Except maybe Wayne Newton, baby.
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But I can think of ways to retaliate.

Knowing you, we're sure you can.

But hopefully cooler heads will dissuade you from vandalizing synagogues.
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