It's hard to imagine a clumsier way for a Democratic Senate
Majority Leader to endorse a candidate than by using the words "He's my
But unfortunately for Harry Reid (and fortunately for
) that's how he endorsed Chris Coons, the front-running Delaware
candidate for Senate. The reactions from pundits and
across the blogosphere haven't been kind, and Michelle Malkin has
an eager designer who fashioned Harry Reid as the Lord of the Ring's Gollum cradling Chris Coons, "his precious," in one hand.
- 'Well This Is Odd' writes
Mary Katharine Ham at The Weekly Standard. "Is there any way he could
have complimented his friend and sounded more off-putting and out of
touch with the electorate? ...In my head, Harry Reid is Dr. Evil,
creepily patting the head of Mr. Bigglesworth, the next senator from the
great state of Delaware."
- This is 'Sheer Dr. Evil Goofiness' chuckles
Allahpundit at the blog Hot Air. Does Reid, "not understand that his
endorsement doesn’t help, even in a blue state? His national favorable
rating is 26/56;
I can’t find numbers for Delaware, but if The One’s approval rating is
now underwater there, surely the vastly less likable Reid is deep into
negative territory. Why would any semi-coherent Democrat want to
nationalize this race in a year when the Democrats’ national brand is
pure poison for their candidates?"
- 'Creepy Harry Reid Hands
O’Donnell Her First General Election Ad' concludes Michelle Malkin on
her blog. "And go ahead, Democrats. Keep gloating about how you’ve got
Delaware in the bag."
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