Reid: Hillary Clinton Might Not be Best Candidate
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s comments yesterday that Alberto Gonzales is absolutely qualified for the Supreme Court got lots of coverage, including this Reno Gazette-Journal piece. Buried in this story, though, is a comment that may be even more noteworthy:
Reid is wary of ClintonÃ¢€™s bid for president, saying there are other Democratic senators and governors who might be better candidates.
Ã¢€œIt is a wide-open field,Ã¢€ Reid said. Ã¢€œThe person who is leading at this stage is Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton, of course, has lots of money. She comes from a state with lots of people in it, but she still has a few ties to Arkansas. I think she is the person to beat, but that doesnÃ¢€™t necessarily mean she is the best candidate.Ã¢€
The man’s two-for-two. Indeed, this is the Harry Reid I thought we’d be seeing when he replaced Daschle. Instead, we had been getting Daschle in a Harry Reid mask. One wonders if the reversion to form is an aberation.