By John W. Lillpop
A little more than three years ago, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) made headlines with the following paraphrased statement:
I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense know this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything.
Reid’s comments were delivered just as 30,000 fresh American troops were headed to Iraq as part of the “Surge.” Imagine how those young men and women reacted upon learning that their lives were being put on line for a war that the Senate Majority leader declared to be lost.
Now, just six months before the mid-term elections, Senator Reid’s re-election prospects appear doomed.
As reported, in part, as http://www.lvrj.com/news/45387987.html:
“CARSON CITY -- 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.
The findings are echoed by another poll question about Reid's popularity that finds the four-term incumbent to be a polarizing figure in his home state.”
Given these polling results, the following message appears most appropriate for Mr. Reid: Harry Reid, the war (Your Re-election) Is Lost!
And what a blessing that loss will be for America!