Harry Reid’s Closing Argument: Basically, My Opponent Is Crazy

If you want an indication of just how vicious the Nevada Senate race has gotten in the closing days, look no further:

Will it work ? Who knows. At this point, I’m not sure that either one of these people deserves to win.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Trumwill says:

    Sharron Angle apparently found out where I live. She junkmail-pesters me even more than Steve Forbes used to when he knew where I previously lived. Even Netflix is not as persistent.

    I swear, donate money to *one* GOP campaign (primarily so that said candidate can beat a less desirable primary opponent) and they’ll never let you live it down.

    Oh well, at least Angle isn’t calling me on a regular basis like Newt Gingrich was for a while.

  2. Steven W. says:

    It’s reported by lib press type that when Obama came to campaign last week the crowd was all excited … and then Harry Reid got up … and near instantly every last bit of enthusiasm was gone. Sounds like dead man walking. Goodbye Harry Reid and Good Riddance!

  3. Contracts says:

    “At this point” you’re not willing to support either, Doug? What about the last six months?

    This ad seems right in line with what I’m seeing in my state during these last few days before the election.

  4. legion says:

    Harry Reid’s Closing Argument: Basically, My Opponent Is Crazy
    Hey! Score one for honesty in political advertising!

  5. Franklin says:

    Trumwill – I’ve *never* donated to a Republican (and only one Democrat), and Sharron Angle found me, too. Why she thinks an Independent from Michigan would support her, I have no idea.

  6. Ben says:

    That’s the most truthful and accurate thing I’ve ever heard Harry Reid say.

  7. john personna says:

    I guess what they’re telling you Doug, is that it isn’t “negative campaigning” when the issue sells.

  8. TG Chicago says:

    That qualifies as “vicious”? The truly vicious ads always put the “I approve this message” line at the beginning. The worst attack in this ad was just a quote from a local paper.

  9. Brummagem Joe says:

    Hardly vicious Doug. That’s she’s crazy is fairly self evident I’d have though although this apparently doesn’t cause any concern for the average Republican voter. When Reid has a bunch of in state Republicans endorsing him either covertly or overtly it has to tell you something.

  10. anjin-san says:

    Vicious? How do you figure? We are talking about “Nevada’s first Asian-American lawmaker” here…