One day, we might have some actual Democratic leadership in the Senate. For now, we have Harry Reid. Greg Sargent reports:
Buried in this New York Times piece on Harry Reid’s role on health care is the news that according to anonymous Senate aides, Reid may have decided that the Senate bill will have no public option to appease Olympia Snowe and a few “centrist” Dem Senators.
See, a real leader would read the polls and sense the momentum behind the public option and make a serious case for it. Instead, he’s floating his usual gelatinous capitulation routine.
Harry is in danger of losing next year. I know more than a few progressives who would have no problem contributing to his Republican challenger. But for now, time to warm up your dialing finger…
UPDATE: Harry Reid’s office is strongly denying this story.