I think it is interesting to see Russ Feingold basically knee-capping Harry Reid. I don’t know if it has any higher meaning than just one senator’s personal opinion, but it could be an indication of something more. Could there be an effort on the left to dethrone Harry? Who would lead it? And how would it end?
Personally, I’d like to see a different Majority Leader, but I don’t want to lose Reid’s vote. I don’t see how those two things can be reconciled. Reid will have a difficult time winning reelection as things stand, but if he loses his position as leader, he’s definitely toast. Most Democrats seem to understand this, but some don’t care. For Feingold to go out on a limb like this makes me wonder what is simmering below the surface.