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    alice kleeman

    that Reid's behavior since 2010 is a tell.

    I don't believe he's running again, and will leave the Senate after 2016. He's just not acting like a person who is thinking ahead, even in his own interests, anymore. There was no upside to what he did with McConnell on that handshake deal for him, and that wingnut judge who curbed Obama's recess powers unless the Senate is actually in full recess coupled with the Hagel mess and the historic filibuster marker that has been laid down by McConnell and company has completely robbed Reid of any ability to save face going forward. He looks like a chump because he's been a chump.

    Whatever Obama can get done in term two will probably be it for Reid's legacy.

    Rory Reid, his son, hasn't been able to re-create his statewide electoral appeal and probably won't be the heir to that seat. So, it will be the end of an era for Nevada, the Democratic Party, and the Nevada Democratic Party when that day rolls around.  

    But instead of stepping back and handing off the leadership to somebody else who might provide better leadership, he's going to hang on to his position until he's out because there's no point in him sticking around if he can't be in charge.

    I am from the Elizabeth Warren and Darcy Burner wing of the Democratic Party

    by LeftHandedMan on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 12:09:37 PM PST

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