It’s an open question whether both Reids will still be on the ballot come November. The revelation last week that Harry Reid had sat down with a couple of reporters (authors of the new book Game Change) to discuss the political advantages that accrued to Barack Obama from being a “light-skinned” African American “with no Negro dialect” increased talk among Democrats that he should step aside for a fresh face with a better chance to hold the seat. But with $12 million in the bank, Reid insists he’s in it to the end. A bitter end, probably.
Kenneth Y. Tomlinson is a former editor in chief of Reader’s Digest.