Tuesday, May 19, 2009

No wonder Obama will headline a fundraiser for Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) his polling numbers stink

And I mean the numbers are not looking good, for right now.

Reid lost me when he decided to stick his nose in Illinois politics with the Blago fiasco and got called out on it. It is all, here.

For me, Reid has left a lot to be desired and truly, I would prefer someone else in this role. Don't get me wrong, if he is the nominee for the Democratic ticket (and he probably will be), he must be supported, but his lack of leadership on so many things has left a bad taste in my mouth for Reid, which equates to lip service of support and that is about it from me.

Well, enter President Barack Obama, the knight in shining armour, going out west to rescue Reid, via a fundraiser. Grant it, Obama is not doing too many fundraisers, but Reid and Obama must work together to get whatever bills passed, so one hand washes the other.

Who is Harry Reid’s “Favorite Mistake”? And is President Barack Obama the “Wind Beneath [His] Wings”?

No, we can’t picture the staid Senate majority leader singing either of these tunes. But we’re pointing it out because Reid is holding one heckuva fundraiser at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas next week, featuring Obama, Bette Midler, Sheryl Crow and Rachael Yamagata.

This is by far the highest-profile fundraiser

for Reid, a top Republican target who’s up for reelection in 2010. It’s clearly designed to show Reid’s star power — and perhaps scare off any Republican challengers who would have to raise a ton of money for a real challenge.

But maybe Reid’s yet-to-be-named GOP opponent could pull ageless Vegas sensation Wayne Newton, who is a Republican.

Tickets for the Obama-Reid-Crow-Midler-Yamagata show range from $50 to $250. The event is being billed as “The Good Fight: A Tribute to Nevada’s Sen. Harry Reid.”

Reid will need every single penny he can lay his hands on and a machine to get the votes out because his poll numbers are dismal.
Nearly half of Nevadans have had enough of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as the powerful Democrat heads into his re-election campaign, a new Las Vegas Review-Journal poll finds.

About a third of the state's voters would re-elect Reid if the 2010 election were held today, according to the poll, but 45 percent say they would definitely vote to replace him. Seventeen percent would consider another candidate.

Reid can brush the dirt off his shoulders like these numbers don't mean anything, but you can bet he is worried and big time. Reid going down is like Tom Daschle going down in 2004. That would be something for the GOP to relish in, it is called "hope".

Is it too early to tell? Who knows? But, Reid needs to fly back to Nevada, hold town hall meetings and get going. Seats are not won sitting up in Washington, DC, but by being in your state with the people.

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