The Wall Street Journal reports that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may be the most-vulnerable Democrat who will face re-election in the 2010 mid-term race.
Reid knows he will be a Republican target in 2010 and has been preparing for his re-election campaign for some time. He began interviewing campaign managers last week and has stepped up his fund-raising.
Harry hopes to avoid the fate of his predecessor, Tom Daschle, who was the Democratic leader for 10 years. Daschle lost his re-election bid in 2004 but has been politically resuscitated this month by Barack Obama to become Secretary of Health and Human Resources.
Harry currently enjoys an approval rating even lower than Dick Cheney’s. He and fellow liberal Democrat House Leader Nancy Pelosi are currently commanding robust approval ratings of 9% according to a December 2008 Rasmussen poll.
I suspect Harry Reid has a tough row to hoe to win re-election in 2010.
Maybe Harry will be running on his energy platform:
"Coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. It’s global warming. It’s ruining our country. It’s ruining our world."
Or maybe military strategist Harry Reid will run on his war in Iraq credentials:
"The Iraqi war is hopeless and the situation in Iraq is same as it was in Vietnam."
"I believe…that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything…"
Could Harry possibly run for re-election on his economic prowess for the current financial meltdown?
"No one knows what to do. We are in new territory here. This is a different game. We’re not here playing soccer, basketball or football. This is a new game and we’re going to have to figure out how to do it."