Majority Opinion

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Senate majority leader Harry Reid discusses his path from a small Nevada town to the halls of Washington, as outlined in his new book The Good Fight. He also weighs in on the primary race and the future of the Democratic party.


Senator Harry Reid

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mc from Brooklyn

James B
I'm not sure Chelsea wants to jump from the frying pan into the fire. After watching her parents take turns twisting in the wind, I don't blame her. She won't even talk to reporters - I don't blame her for that either.

May. 08 2008 12:50 PM
James Brownski from Harlem

well, truth is HRC is my home state's senator, and she has a job to do. she needs to be realistic and realize that she's not going to win. she's just wasting everyone's time, AND neglecting her day job.
i understand being determined to win, but shes just delusional at this point. she's losing along all measures... its over. hopefully she embarrasses herself so much that her entire career is over as well. The Clinton legacy is over. Maybe this will encourage Chelsea to enter politics and redeem the family name.

May. 08 2008 11:41 AM
mc from Brooklyn

I'm with you Melanie. I think it is more dangerous for the Dem. party to force her out than to let it play out. I think it will be clear who emerges the winner in the end, and it will be perceived as more legitimate and will strengthen the winner.

May. 08 2008 10:46 AM
MELANIE from Brooklyn

Stop the media line about Hillary's need to drop out. Let her run she has every right! I support Obama but the Media latches on to these sound bite themes and just kill us with their narrowminded focus on mini issues. Let the lady run as long as she wants!

May. 08 2008 10:43 AM
Leonardo Andres

hold hands and march to victory? that sounds as empty as obama's we are change....

May. 08 2008 10:32 AM
Robert from NYC

i often wonder if he's a real person!

May. 08 2008 10:30 AM
Mike Treder from Brooklyn, NY

Wait -- Reid just said that waterboarding doesn't work, and so we shouldn't torture. Does that mean if torture worked, we should use it??!!!

May. 08 2008 10:29 AM
Frank from LI from Farmingdale, NY

Can you ask Reid if Murdoch has slipped Him and Pelosi a Rupie so that they will not publicly oppose his attempt to dominate the media in NYC? Are there any Democrats who do not oppose the concentration of influence in the media except Ma & Pa Kettle (Reid & Pelosi) and the other bought and paid for Sens and Reps in Washington?

May. 08 2008 10:28 AM
hjs from 11211

what is the role of the superdelegates, aren't they harming the party by their silence? real leaders are not neutral!

May. 08 2008 10:22 AM
Robert from NYC

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May. 08 2008 10:22 AM
John from Brooklyn


Please ask him about what Hillary Clinton said yesterday to USA Today:

"'I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,' she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article 'that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.'

'There's a pattern emerging here,' she said."

Later in the article:

"Obama spokesman Bill Burton said that in Indiana, Obama split working-class voters with Clinton and won a higher percentage of white voters than in Ohio in March. He said...'These statements from Sen. Clinton are not true and frankly disappointing.'"

No kidding. "Hard-working Americans, white Americans"? WTF?!!

May. 08 2008 10:15 AM

Brian, Please ask Harry Reid how he views his Mormonism, especially in relation to Mitt Romney's recent bid for the Republican nomination.

May. 08 2008 10:15 AM
Robert from NYC

Yes, I thought he had died right there. It was very strange. John Steward looked somewhat uncomfortable and that's rare.

May. 08 2008 09:49 AM
Brian from Forest Hills, NY

Can you ask Senator Reid what happened the other night on the Daily Show--he looked like a deer caught in the headlights. I had heard other interviews with Senator Reid and none were like that--what happened?

May. 08 2008 09:40 AM

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