September 16th, 2010
05:35 PM ET

What message if Reid loses to Tea Party candidate?

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

In the wake of the Tea Party's primary successes, suddenly the game has changed.
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The marquee match-up going into November is in Nevada, where the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, Harry Reid, is trailing Republican Sharron Angle - who's backed by many in the Tea Party.

A new poll of likely voters in Nevada shows Angle and Reid tied, but with Angle leading among the crucial Independent voters by seven points.

Sharron Angle says controversial stuff - like calls to "phase out" Social Security and Medicare; and eliminate the IRS and the Department of Education.

Doesn't matter... just like in Delaware it didn't matter that Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell has a history of financial problems and has used her views on abstinence to rule out masturbation.

One of the reasons Harry Reid is in big trouble is he was President Obama's water carrier on such controversial legislation as the health care plan. Most people didn't want it - but thanks to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi we got it anyway.

If there's a single race anywhere in the country that will set the Tea Party up for a legitimate place on the stage in the drama that will be the presidential race of 2012... it's the defeat of the Senate Majority Leader. How will the Democrats explain it if Reid loses?

Midterm elections traditionally are a bit of a yawn, but you may want to get your tickets early for this year's because my hunch is it will quickly turn into standing room only.

Here’s my question to you: What message would it send if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid loses to a Tea Party candidate?

Tune in to the Situation Room at 6pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air.

And, we love to know where you’re writing from, so please include your city and state with your comment.

Filed under: Harry Reid • Tea Party
soundoff (173 Responses)
  1. JAN California

    It proves what the rest of the world think of us... We're a bunch of uneducated dummies who can vote ...

    September 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  2. Bob in Kansas City

    It means some of the Nevada electorate will believe any line of BS......

    September 16, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  3. Leslie

    It means that the system no matter how much we may disagree with the outcome works. I hope that does not happen although I am not a fan of Mr. Reid I would not want to see the tea party candidate elected.Get out and vote Democrats we need you all of you. No speech you get what you get if you do not vote.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  4. Janne from NC

    It means Nancy Pelosi has lost one of her flying monkeys. ( funniest commercial I have EVER seen)

    September 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  5. Gail, Plano TX

    That the inmates are running the Asylum!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  6. Colleen

    If I was voting in Nevada, I would be voting against Reid, not for the Tea Party. The Tea party canidate is weak, but not as pathetic as Reid.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  7. Cody

    Well Jack, Reid wouldn't lose to just any Tea Party candidate, he would lose to Sharron Angle the REPUBLICAN Senatorial nominee in Nevada. The message would be that the American public wants change and that they believe in giving new people a shot at helping our country turn around. I mean, she really can't do as much damage in a single six year term in the Senate as Harry Reid has done in his twenty-four year career. It's all about change Jack!

    Cody from Indiana

    September 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  8. Judy - California

    That there are more crazies out there than we thought.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  9. ED

    It's about time he's gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  10. Gary H. Boyd

    Interestingly Jack, I think if Reid loses to Tea Party candidate Angle, it would be for two reasons: (1) Reid's an INCUMBENTand that's a "no no" in American politics in 2010. And (2) It's a personality thing - Reid's kinda stodgy while Angle's more effervescent. Beyond that, the Tea Party's conservative family values agenda hardly applies in a state like Nevada where its largest city's motto is - " What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas".

    Gary Boyd in Scottsdale, Arizona

    September 16, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  11. Remo, from beautiful downtown Pflugerville Texas

    Well, Jack, I'd say that the parties over, turn out the light, and leave your keys on the desk. What can you say, Mr & Mrs. Taxpayer are feed up with business as usual, and nobody in D.C. is listening. Not to mention the U.S. Mint printing money that we can't cover. Oh, and the health care fiasco, in which everyone is now seeing how burdensome it will be to small business and how it is going to ream me in increasing my out of pocket exspenses for my 3 kids.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  12. Jerry Johns Creek, GA

    The message is that it is not the Tea Party nor the Republicans that are creating a desire for massive changes in Washington, it is the people. Washington in its entirety has come up with a failing grade in serving the American people. The message is simple, stop playing politics and get the job done. Once the elections are over, roll your sleeves up and get something done and done correctly applying vast amounts of integrity wisdom and foresight to the tasks that our country is now facing and will continue to face for a long time. It cannot longer be politics as usual. Rhetoric cannot replace action.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:54 pm |

    tampa, fl it is not if anymore jack, he will lose. we legal, american taxpayers are fed up with the likes of mr. reid who are not listening to us. we will be happy to show him where the unemployment office is.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  14. Allen in Hartwell GA

    Jack, we've been talking about this for over four years now. People are getting tired of the same representatives and senators getting reelected for decades on end. I think it would be an even swap to lose Reid now and then gain another Democrat in 2016 after Nevada figures out that they made a mistake by electing Sharron Angle.
    So the message is, "We want new blood!"

    September 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  15. Arnold MI

    It will send a message that our two party system is a total waste of time. Sharon Angle is by far the least qualified candidate in the mid term elections and if she wins it will show me that we do not have qualified voters in this country.

    September 16, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  16. Jane (Minnesota)

    I scary one to me. I'm not a Harry Reid fan by any means, but the thought of someone that is as far right as this Tea Party Candidate is going to Washington troubles me much more. She won't debate Senator Reid (reported yesterday) and avoids talking to most media except ones that do not ask her tough questions. If a were a voter in Nevada, I would be very concerned about a candidate like this.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  17. ben stockton, calif

    you have the lesser of two evils here. reid, a career politician, and a novice with idiotic ideas of how to run the state of nevada.i am waiting for the debate between these two. as amatter of fact , i wont miss the debate between the tea party and the gop. sane thinking americans will hopefully vote the most qualified and vote with their mind on "where`s the jobs"

    September 16, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  18. thom richer

    Simply an affirmation that this Congress/Government is truly failed and the electorate is desperate for a change that will enhance our lives and replace the selfishness of our present leaders with the much needed selflessness we so desperately desire in our elected body.

    However, electing new blood just for the sake of it will not guarantee change for the better. As it stands now, many are aligning with the first face that pops out of the woodwork waving a flag. Many think the Tea Party is a "change" or a valid Third Party , when it is only a splinter of the Republican Party and will reattach itself once the election is over. We are grasping at straws and will end up with no real change and or worse off than we are now.

    Thom Richer
    Negaunee, MI

    September 16, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  19. Bob Fleming

    The message is clear. "The inmates have taken over the asylum".

    Louisville, Ky

    September 16, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  20. Democratic voter

    If he loses to Angle, it means that he needs a refresher course in political campaigning.

    Philadelphia, Pa

    September 16, 2010 at 5:13 pm |
  21. Andy Lynn, MA

    It means that all Democrats are in trouble. He and his evil sister, her holiness, the Speaker of the House, had a majority in both houses of congress and have accomplished so incredibly little that their efforts will certainly go into the Guiness Book of Records under incompetence. Instead of trying to get revenge on the Republicans for insults, real or imagined, the Dems could have passed meaningful legislation. They dug this hole and the Republicans and Tea Sippers will gladly bury them. The Dems deserve all that will happen. It's called a self-inflicted wound.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  22. Bob Kobs

    Dream on. Reid will not lose.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  23. CC

    It means that there are a TON of Right Wingnuts in the state of NV!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:15 pm |

    Nothing. He has done an excellent job for years. He has fought to give Americans health care just as other countries do for their citizens. If his constituents want to punish him for that so be it.

    He stands for something. That is something he can be proud off. Just as our young men and women are fighting and dying for their country, this is a small price Senator Reid pays. He sacrificed his career for health care for the people and country he loves.



    September 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  25. nana

    The message it would send is that the people will not be taken lightly any longer and that if the politicans want to continue to ignore the will of American citizens they will be out of a job. We need people who do not treat being elected to office as a way of enriching their pocketbooks but as a patriotic duty to the country. Term-limits should be considered very seriously and any politican who is against the idea should be considered as self-serving and voted out.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  26. honest John in Vermont

    If Reid loses to a Tea Party candidate it means he has to work on his personality.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  27. John R. Stewart

    There is no accounting for stupidity.

    Judge JohnR. Stewart
    Fed. Judge Retired

    September 16, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  28. Jeff

    It will mean the American people have had enough. Reid is the poster child for a failed government.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:20 pm |
  29. Mari, Utah

    Jack, the message is this:

    Americans did not do their homework, did not listen to what Angle is saying, e.g., privatize Social Security, end Medicare!

    Sharon Angle is inept, she is a loon. IF this is the best the GOP/Teabaggers can offer America ..........we are in big trouble!

    PS. CNN had an article a few weeks back that said that GOP leaders in Nevada were disappointed with Sharon Angle. Scary!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  30. Jeff Pierce in Bishop, Georgia

    All elections are local... it would simply mean the people of Nevada are rejecting 6 more years of Harry Reid...

    September 16, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  31. Ralph Spyer

    All the King"s horses and all the King"s men said" I am mad as hell and I will not take this any more.We are going to have a Tea Party

    September 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  32. keith in ky

    The people of Nevada have awaken from their drunken stuper and looked at the record of Reid, which proves the man hasn't a clue what this country needs.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  33. d settle salisbury nc

    Nevada will get what it deserves..

    September 16, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  34. Jerry Jacksonville, Fl.

    Jack, it won't mean a damn thing, I have come to the conclusion that we don't have an elected official that is worth the gun powder needed to blow their butt off. It amazes me that they can get so sorry in such a short time after they get elected and get to washington. They turn in to self centered jerks that only think about getting lobbyist money to stuff their pockets and get ready to run for office again. First they forget about the people that elected and sent them to Washington.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  35. Anthony from NJ

    It's incontrovertible evidence that the inmates have taken over the insane asylum. Reid's opponent is a Walt Disney dream. I wouldn't trust her with my children but she would be great material for a fairy tale.
    Considering all the loonies the so-called tea party has nominated, fat old white lemmings are running to the polls and over the cliff. Trouble is, we're all going over together. God help America!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  36. Claire, Melbourne FL

    All I can say, Jack, is God help us one and all...!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  37. Joe Citizen - Anywhere U.S.A.

    Beware incumbents. we are getting rid of all the "Republicrats".

    September 16, 2010 at 5:29 pm |
  38. Steve, Clifton, VA

    The message will be that this country would prefer the least qualified people in office than qualified; that they prefer extremist in office as opposed to moderates; that Americans prefer a partisan government operating in perennial paralysis as opposed to a functioning government that has a global and comprehensive view of the World.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  39. Donald in CA

    If america voters vote an idiot in office over Harry Reid they deserve what they get out of it. I'm tired of hearing the complaints about the current administration, but they cant wait to get the folks who got us in this mess back in. Just look at the crazies who might get elected, lord help us because the world is watching.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  40. Tom Bulger

    Arizona would be a good place to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:38 pm |
  41. tony distefano

    If Harry Reid loses the election to a Tea Party candidate, it would be no great loss. The failure of Reid and Senate Democrats to alter or abolish the 60-vote filibuster rule has resulted in a failure to pass a lot of important legislation. Likewise, by failing to change the rule that allows one Senator to anonymously block dozens of presidential appointments, he and Senate Democrats have seriously weakened the Obama Administration's ability to function. So Reid won't be missed, but a Tea Party Senator will be worse than useless!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  42. Doug Cesan

    Yes Jack. You don't fix eight years of blundering by the previous administration in only two. It'll probably take two generations,if we're lucky. However the party of "no" has nothing new,or better to offer, just the sane old, same old, take from the poor to give to the rich. The party of Palin,Boehner and McConnell is also a party of "robbing hoods".

    September 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  43. chris romine

    dear jack; if the Tea Partiers wins it means the end of the United States as we know it Jack

    September 16, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  44. Greg Who? Mechanicsburg, PA

    I'm a Democrat and I don't think much of Harry Reid either. He tries too hard to straddle the fence and appease his conservative constituency. I blame him and Pelosi for that watered down version, sad excuse for health care reform that chokes small businesses and fills the wallets of the insurance consortium. We voted in Obama for CHANGE, not appeasement. The Republicans LOST the last election. Thanks to Harry Reid's spineless approach to governing, he and Pelosi will share blame for the burden Americans will endure if the Republicans regain the House this November. And mark my words, if Republicans take the House we will be in a Great Depression.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  45. charlie NV

    If Harry Read looses to Angle then we are screwed.Harry Read has kept me and thousands of other construction workers employed for the last three years.He is also directly involved with the largest clean energy construction prodject in US history creating thousands more good paying jobs. If sharon Angle had been in charge city center would be a giant half finished eyesore right in the middle of Las Vegas Blvd.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  46. MIke in TX

    It says that all the negativity has turned off most voters including a lot or republicans and democrats. The republicans that are left to vote are surprisingly claiming to be far right conservative but will vote for anyone, regardless of their resumes. Isn't it amazing to hear all the tea party gang has to say about their opponents on both sides but ignore those living in glass houses shouldn't throw the first stone.

    September 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  47. Bruce

    We FINALLY get rid of incumbents which means we finally loosen global-corporate control of our representative, so then we finally get bills that the actually read, and bills which finally make sense. It means total change. Maybe even the eventual destruction of NAFTA!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  48. Delia, Katy, TX

    The message would be that the American voter is ignorant of issues and can be led, like lemmings, over the cliff!

    September 16, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  49. Ken in Maryland

    The message is that Harry Reid was not a strong leader. He was too soft on Repubs in the senate, and watered down several bills in order to appease them, even when everyone knew they weren't going to vote for them anyway. Sharon Angle is scary, but he almost deserves to lose.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  50. Andrew Wede Grand Island, NE

    Harry Reid is the poster child with what is wrong with Washington. They can not seem to remember that they work for us. We tried to tell them we did not want Obamacare but got it anyway. Wait till the public finds the 3.8% real estate tax they face when they sell property.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  51. Joseph Leff

    If Angle wins, it means that the voters in Nevada are a bunch of idiots. Whom does she represent? What does she think? Does she think?

    Joe in Florida

    September 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  52. Mark, Oklahoma City

    It will send a message to the good for nothing Republicans AND Democrats that they do NOT have the voters in a "head lock" when it comes to having a choice at the polls. Whether it's the Tea Party or the Bottled Water Party, I'd like to see some other party kick the status quo right in the tea bags!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:06 pm |
  53. earl fey

    No is the new operative word. NO Social security, NO health care improvements. NO Illegal babies. NO Planned Parenthood.
    NO Deficit reduction. NO Federal money for Highways. No gun restrictions. NO student loans. No Medicare NO Medicade, NO
    unemployment insurance NO capital Gains taxes. NO estate tazes.
    NO constitional protection for non Christians, NO more immigrants
    illegal or legal. NO EPA. NO FDA. NO HUD. No regulations on Banks
    No regulations of Hedge Funds NO SEC NO Federal reserve.
    NO constitional protection for Gays. NO teaching evolution.
    No teachinf Pi is #.1416 [3 is close enought. NO judges that don"t agree with us. NO USPO NO democratic earmarks NO civil refghts law NO everthing you can think of –Florissant MO

    September 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  54. Tracker

    The recession is the result of the greed promulgated by yhe Bush administration in the past decade. Obama is doing all he can to get us out of it, in slite of the obstructionism of the Republicans. He is succeeding, but the people will not reap the benefits of his efforts for another year or two. If the government does nothing, the economy will collapse. The increase in poverty is one of the manifestations of greed. We need government to regulate and prevent the increasing inequality between the haves and the have nots, or the country will go to the dogs. More taxes for the rich is a must, if we want to be a caring society. Woithout that we'll have the strong and the powerful dominate the society. Is that the country Americans want?

    September 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  55. kim smith, Dodge City, Ks.

    The message is this. If you don't do your job, waste taxpayer's time and money, fail to pass legislation that means anything and collect money from lobbyists, then you will lose your job. Just like the rest of us in the real world.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  56. charlie NV

    If Harry Read looses to Angle then we are screwed.Harry Read has kept me and thousands of other construction workers employed for the last three years.He is also directly involved with the largest clean energy construction prodject in US history creating thousands more good paying jobs. If sharon Angle had been in charge city center would be a giant half finished eyesore right in the middle of Las Vegas Blvd.If Harry looses then my message is Nevada voters are just angry and bumb.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  57. Brandon

    It means that there are more rich Nevadans than we supposed...

    September 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  58. Terry Shoeman

    And it would send a message of ... Democrats or Repubican had better shape up or the Tea Party will come after you... Even if your house leader... Nancy's day will come as well.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  59. Michael Armstrong Sr. Tx.

    The message would be that Obamas next im 50 yrs. old and have never seen a fiasco in government such as this ever lead up for a second term .

    September 16, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  60. Pruitt from Tuscaloosa

    I think it would just be absolutely hilarious. Just think of how much the Democrats have dismissed the Tea Party, and then watch Reid lose to them. Only problem is is that we might just get another crazy Republican in the government, but it would be worth it to see Reid lose.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  61. Luci

    I would rather think, what message will it send, when Sharron Angle loses to a "non tea party candidate?"
    This is my utmost hope.
    In fact, I am hoping and Praying for every Democrat to win in November.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  62. steve- virginia beach

    It doesn't matter which radical the dung comes from. It all stinks and no matter which one wins in November, the message will be that Nevadans just aren't interested in solving our country's problems. But I bet they'll still be asking for Federal handouts to clean up the mes they keep making.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  63. fred, montello, nevada

    Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are the poster children for what is wrong in Washington. Under normal circumtances,I wouldn't vote for Sharon Angle as I don't think she has what it takes to get things done. However, Reid is sooo bad, I'm going to vote for Angle. Personally, I'd rather that Nevada be represented by someone who just sits there and drools than by Reid who is so adept at taking us down the path to ruin.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  64. Phyl

    A Tea Party win over Harry Reid means that extreme conservatives will become more critical than ever to the future success of the GOP. Republicans will either embrace them or risk being so badly split that they'll most likely lose to the Democrats in 2012. The latter consequence would be my preferred outcome. I've had it with the lack of cooperation from both the GOP and Tea Partyers in solving our country's problems and then blaming the resulting inertia on Democrats.

    Plainfield, NJ

    September 16, 2010 at 6:15 pm |
  65. Ken in NC

    It means there really is a sucker born every minute.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  66. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Who is financing these tea party to say I feel your pain until november 2nd!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  67. Gail

    the Democrates and Repuplicans just don't get it!


    to answer your question: it will refreshing!

    Gail Milwaukee, WI

    September 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  68. Angela Savage Austin

    Same message it sent to the Republicans.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  69. Dennis

    It means you CAN fool all of the people all of the time!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  70. Bob Seltzer

    Time to pack and move to Canada.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  71. Gail

    the Democrats and Republicans just don't get it!


    to answer your question: it will be refreshing

    Milwaukee, WI

    September 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  72. Charles in NJ

    Reid should lose to a wet paper bag.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:18 pm |
  73. Bil Heinemann

    It only means that she is less boring than Harry....

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  74. Gigi Oregon

    It will prove that America is brain washed in lies and fears. The tea party is just the Republican party dressed up in sheep's clothing and a pig with lip stick running the show..

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  75. Jim Blevins

    It would mean that Nevadans (and probably all Americans) will deserve the hell that will follow.

    Jim, Craig, CO

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  76. Patricia/Georgia

    It will mean we have all lost our minds. If Angle, and the nut from Arizona who sees headless bodies in the dessert and O"Donnell are what is coming down the pike....I think I will have to start to drink because our country is being handed over to a bunch of idiots.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  77. Marilyn from Ohio

    Jack the message I will get is that there are a lot of ignorant voters.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  78. Dan Leahy

    It would mean the corporate media had gotten it's wish. Jack, you just said that Angle and Reid were tied among likely voters. Wolf then pushed the idea that Angle has a substantial lead among likely voters. You didn't correct him. I wonder why.
    Dan Leahy
    Santa Barbara

    September 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  79. Nelson Blue

    It would say that the American public as a whole is growing even more stupid than it already was.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  80. Dave Hait

    It would show that the people of Nevada have lost their minds and need to be seriously re-educated!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  81. hurricanepaul from Hawaii

    The message Jack, will be VALIDATION for The Tea Party's charges that for the last four years the Democrat-controlled congress, led by Harry Reid & Nancy Pelosi, has FAILED and that their liberal solutions to our economic problems will be replaced with conservative solutions that will involve major cutbacks in government spending.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  82. Peter

    that american are nothing but sheep.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  83. Mike Brooks

    The message is END FREE TRADE. The voters, even though the media seems to ignore it, understands that the Tea Party stands for trade tariffs, duties on cheap imported Chinese and Indian goods and services, an end to H1-B and L-1 visa guest workers, and a end to job outsourcing. Nothing else matters.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  84. paul rogers

    if sharon beats harry reid in upcomming election, it means that the inmates have taken over the asylum

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  85. Curt Brasier


    We really enjoy your show!

    If Harry Reid were to loose to a Tea Party freak it would simply mean that it is time to seriously consider life in Canada!

    Curt Brasier
    Wichita, KS

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  86. Renee - Peoria, Illinois

    It sends the message that education is the last area we need to cut funding because Americans are clearly dumbing down. Probably why tea party candidates want to eliminate things like the Dept. of Education in the first place. No room for brains in the tea party.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  87. xavier alabama

    If Harry Reid loses, it says nothing of the Tea Party movement, but more of Harry Reid. Reid really had his time to make a difference for the people. If he does happen to defeat Angle, he really needs to understand that he and the others in Washington need to get their act together for the people of the United States.....not their own personal selfish agendas!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  88. marge perez

    If she wins it shows people do not pay much attention to what she stands for and her lack of capacity to serve in government. People may not like everything Reid has done but in the end I think they will appreciate health reform and the progress on other issues the dems have made.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  89. Marcy from Florida

    I believe it says that Americans are unhappy with the status quo.

    However, I also believe that the GOP is counting on the Tea Party
    to back the GOP agenda. The GOP doesn't know that the Tea Party has their own agenda.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  90. bob

    The message is simple: citizens are sick and tired of professional politicians who have rarely worked a real job in their lives and have no idea what is going in the real world. Throw ALL the bums out and start over with citizen-legislators who will represent their constituents for a term or tow and then go home.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  91. Steve

    It means American’s are turning back to their conservative principles. They are tired of the tax and spend agenda. But the Tea Party movement should be a warning is to both Democrats and Republicans.
    Rome, GA

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  92. Auldgranny

    look to the ratings for Nv schools and you have your answer, as ignorance rises so do idiots like Angle rise....

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  93. Adam from California

    It would show how deranged the United States has become. Many Americans are upset because they believe the Democratic party has caused a strong shift to the left in US domestic policy. Is the answer to this shift to elect neo-conservatives? This whole situation just shows how uneducated the majority of Americans are, and how they have no idea what is good for the country.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  94. Lou DeRosa

    It will mean that our electorate has gone completely and utterly insane, voting in Tea Party candidates that a merely far right GOP whacko's frustrated because our president is not one of their good old boys. Get ready to sit in the back of the bus again, my fellow ethnics...

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  95. Layne Alleman

    Jack, It means voters in Nevada want a gun&bible toting Ronald Reagan in a skirt to do their business for them. I've heard that she also wants to repeal prohibition. Heck, as broke as I am, I'd dig-up some serious cash to see her try to introduce that one on the floor of Congress. Ah, I do believe the circus is coming to town. Pass the popcorn, Jack. Layne A. Antioch, Il.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  96. J H

    It will mean that America is moving even closer to being governed by a bunch of wingnuts.

    J H

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  97. Linda -Florida

    I think it would be the best thing to happen to this Country. He gets up to speak and sounds like a Dunce and acts like one as well. How these people get to be speaker's is beyond my comprehension. Term limits should be a must for our Congess

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  98. Matthew Cross

    Jack, if Reid loses to Angle, the message it sends is twofold: 1) the Republican Party is moving from conservative to reactionary to completely bleeping crazy; and 2) despite the damage inflicted on the economy and country by Republican governance, the Democrats are too timid and conservative to come up with a vision for the country that inspires anyone. In the void created by a lack of leadership, Americans will support a Tea Partier because they have conviction – even if that conviction smells like fascism.

    -Matthew (Detroit, MI)

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  99. Richard

    No difference,except we would be going from an extreme left fringe canidate to an extreme right fringe canidate. How come when the pendelum swings, it bypasses the middle.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  100. Ken

    There would be no message, other than an incumbent who lost an election due to unfavorable policies. The fact that an election was lost to a Tea party member is in fact just saying the race was lost to a 3rd party candidate. Translation: it's old news. Libertarians and Green party candidates have won elections without all the fuss. The Tea party eventually gaining a seat somewhere in Congress was inevitable and probably expected.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  101. Judy Honig

    Hi Jack,
    From your lips to the voter's ears. Get rid of Harry Reid. Nancy will be next. But, don't worry- the Democrats will come up with some lame excuse to explain a Tea Party candidate winning. Unfortunately, it will never be that it's the will of the people to take back their country and their government.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  102. Alex

    The message would be clear. That there is an obvious disconnect from the government to the people. So much so that the majority leader lost to some nobody because of the unwanted agenda he pushed through. We would take anyone over him.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  103. Samantha (Canada)

    I cannot believe how stupid Americans are. They see a bimbo in skirt and go gaga & do not use their brains.

    Sharon Engell??? God help America.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  104. Linda in Arizona

    It would mean the Koch brothers have bought another election.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  105. Mr. Carrol Turner

    It means that some Americans are not thinking–either about now or the future. Extremists such as are seen in the Tea Party are reacting to the fear that has been peddled by hucksters in recent years; fear of minorities among them; fear of not being the white majority, as I am; and fear of change–any change.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  106. susan

    Don't take anything for granted the motto of this administration is change, and change is overdue if Mr. Reid is defeated.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  107. Rich

    If dingy Harry loses, it forces Obama to the middle, like Clinton in the 90s. A win-win for conservatism.
    Rich from Indiana.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:23 pm |
  108. Margaret Canniff

    If they pick the Tea Party candidate over Reid, it will mean that prolonged exposure to the Arizona sun kills more brain cells than we thought.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  109. Eileen

    Harry Reid isn't going to lose,hopefully the American people, don't to go backwards the the Bush era. Things are starting to look up, you can't clean up a mess in 2 yrs after what Bush did to this country in
    8 yrs. Especially Pres. Clinton had us in the black.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  110. Amarissa

    The message will be loud and clear: we are mad as hell at this administration and we are willing to vote for anyone just to get them out, specially Harry Reid. They've had their chance, Jack, They have been a majority now for a very long time and have only done us harm. They were there when Bush was in charge so they surely share the blame for this horrible economy.

    Change is really coming this November!
    Miami, Fla

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  111. Susan from Idaho

    Jack I took a trip through Nev the first of July and Harry was not popular then. Let Angle have Nev. By the time the dems get all the dirt out from under her fingernails she'll be as popular as flies at a picnic. Got to love those tea baggers, bout as smart as howdy doody.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  112. JR

    Well Jack, the Tea Party is like a teen faze. They will get some wins during this election and it will do the country some good. That way they can see what happens when we stray too far to one side and by the time the next set of elections come, things will be a bit more levelled off. Change is now the sloggan of the "Tea Party", where have we heard that before.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  113. Peter

    To Bob Selzer
    Make sure you move to Western Canada. You;ll be more welcome and have better healthcare

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  114. Frank DeNiro

    I am a liberal Democrat and I think it’s great. Let the Republicans gain back the congress, let the Democrats stall important legislative progress like the Republicans did. And in two years the tide will flow back to the Dems just in time for the Presidential election.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  115. John in NJ

    First off Harry Reid is NO Prize package..that's for sure...I can't stand his "Wishy,washy performance"....but IF he loses to Sharon Engle....it Shows Right before ALL Our eyes..and in Living color, the Devolviing of America, & the American Electorate's Lack of Sanity.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  116. Josh

    Well Jack its pretty clear what it would send, clearly people in this country are fed up with the Red & Blue politics, and without many alternatives to work within the system the ONLY other way to vote is going with these tea partiers. I dont know Jack ive always been pretty liberal but with all these back & forths on the economy, this rediclous NY Mosque debate, and the stagnation in most state goverments it seems the only people to change anything is opt for something totally new.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  117. John, SF Bay Area, CA


    To quote the movie Network in the 1970's, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore."

    That is what it says.

    It says it to both Democrats and Republicans saying enough of politics as usual, party fighting and spending like drunken sailors.

    We want people who follow the constitution and spend our money wisely. Sadly neither party has shown they can do that over the past 20 years.

    SF Bay Area, CA

    September 16, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  118. Don

    If Reid loses the message it will send imo is that many economically disadvantaged people are bleeding faster than we can apply bandages and are out of patience, taking out their frustrations on the career pols. Must be great to run a campaign on complaints instead of solutions.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  119. Irene

    We elect our congressmen to lead this country and do the best for everyone. The Repulblicans do not believe the people are important only the votes they control.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  120. Charles Fabre

    It does't mean anything Jack. Nevada ranks first in alcohol consumption per capita and last in education, it just means a bunch of stupid drunks voted!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  121. Joe from Pittsburgh

    It means the country has truly lost it's collective mind. Really, we don't need to wait for the Nevada results, it's already clear; The nuts are about to take over. God help us all.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  122. Vish Ayengar

    Jack, Harry will win, period. But if he loses to the Tea Party candidate, I shall stop drinking tea.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  123. David P Vernon

    Tucson, AZ – The health care reform that passed has been falsely vilified. Although less than perfect, it will do a great deal of good for the average American and has been projected to decrease annual health care costs by $1`2 trillion over next ten years. The success of Sharon Angle proves that Lincoln was right – you can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time. If the third part is right, and you cant fool all the people all the time, Reid will prevail, because Sharon Angle is campaigning on fiction, nonsense, and the empty Republican slogans which caused our economy to collapse in the first place. I do not understand the popularity of people who propose to go to Washington to fix it but have no idea how to make it work.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  124. Cecil Jones

    If Harry Reid loses it would secure Nevada as "The Biggest Political Joke in America." We would surpass South Carolina and it's AWOL Governor. We would to Alaska and the Mama Bears. It's possible, but there are more Democrats in Nevada and enthusiasm only has one vote. Sharron Angle would be a glowing tribute to our stupidity.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  125. Joe T

    Old Rhinos is the reason for the changes, Tea Party or just down responsible persons are making note of the exuberant spending from the government and are all tired of having to pay taxes for everyone else to spend, I want to keep my money, tell these rhinos to stay out of my pocket and quit trying to govern me. Do they not understand that or is it that difficult to hear the people of this country of what were saying.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  126. Mary

    I like Harry Reid. He has shown courage in putting some agendas forward in the face of strong opposition. He is not an extremist and doesn't make veiled threats related to the second amndment and how that is a way to conflict resolution!
    I will be very worried if he loses.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  127. Bob Griffith

    A vote for those that want to scrap social security. Those that do not need it. I am tired of those claiming social security is a ponzi scheme. The program is sound till 2037 at current levels. I think they fear the inevitablity of raising the amount of wages to be taxed. Just think of where everyone would be if it had been invested in the market?

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  128. Ed Burke, Missoula, Montana


    The message will be clear: a majority of those voting have the collective intellect of a blue point oyster.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  129. Rich McKinney, Texas

    Before Obama there was no such thing as the Tea Party. Although people didn't agree with what the government did from time to time they were just voters. The media created the Tea Party and the media dictates what the Tea Party does. With out the media the Tea party would be just another group of voters pissed off at the Federal government. The only message Harry Reid losing sends to Washington is we need to find another candidate in the next couple of years.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  130. Susan Jones

    Jack, My retired & disabled husband and I live in a suburb of Las Vegas, NV. IF Sen. Reid loses to a nut job like Angle, then all those new folks that moved here from LA to have a second home or a third home, or just investment property....or perhaps a cheaper cost of living....well, they & we won't have a danged thing...and Nevada will just collapse in on itself. The only things we have here in Nevada have been, shock and surprise (not because of gambling, prostitution,nor huge casinos), but the benefits that most of us (who are middle class and not the wealthy stars who buy a fabulous second home here in restricted communities)....have in Nevada, brought about for years by Harry Reid's hard work, and that of the newly elected House members that work hard for anything and everything we do have, i.e. health care, jobs, green jobs, and social services.....will just drift away. Nevada had next to nothing for years, and that's why the gov. thought it a good idea to use it as a dumping ground for nuclear bombs and nuclear waste. Well, guess what? We've got about 3 million or more people here now, and we want what all the other states have. Homes, jobs, amenities, parks, police, fire depts., good streets, and good schools. Hey, and most of this place was already bought and paid for by the BLM or Howard Hughes. So with Sen. Reid giving a gavel to Sharron Angle?? heaven help us all....we'll have to move for sure!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  131. xavier alabama

    Message: Americans can become stupid in a small amount of time if you let them.....just look at the gubernatorial Tea Party candidate in New York!......A real hot mess!!! LOL!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  132. PiedType

    I'm no fan of Harry Reid, but the extremism of those Tea Party people is enough to keep me awake nights. If moderates don't wake up and retake control of both our major political parties, we're going to be in for some very scary times.

    Denver, CO

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  133. Ed Lexington, KY


    An Angel win in Nevada means the there are a lot of crazy people there! Maybe the atomic radiation is leaking and effecting their thinking.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  134. Carl in San Diego

    It would mean, just like in Delaware, people are not paying attention to the candidates and what their positions are on various subjects, which is why we are in the situation we are in today. The "throw out the bums" mentality will result in unqualified nut-jobs being elected causing even more problems. Angle wanting to do away with Social Security and Medicare, O'Donnell against women in the military and sexual abstinence including masturbation might be extremes, but these are representative of those who have been winning these elections. Is this really what America wants?

    September 16, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  135. Luci

    I would rather think, what message will it send, when Sharron Angle loses to Harry Reid?
    This is my utmost hope.
    In fac,t I hope and Pray that every Democrat wins in November.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  136. Arlene, Illinois

    Hey Nevada be careful what you wish for!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  137. Montecore

    If Harry Reid loses to a tea party candidate the message is that there are not that many smart people in Nevada! If she even tries to phase out Social Security there will be a lot of elderly people who will no longer go to Vegas to gamble. Before long Los Vegas will look almost like it did before the Mafia opened the city up, like a dessert.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  138. jim - georgia

    Jack –

    If a Tea Party candidate defeats Harry Reid the message will be what most of us are already feeling. – We're fed up with Washington and we need to "clean house" no matter who does the sweeping. The common man/woman off the street would be an improvement over what we presently have which is a House and Senate made up of Lawyers and Professors. We need candidates with business backgrounds who know how to balance books and hire employees and can get the job done.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  139. Loretta

    Several months ago I wrote President Obama and gave him a piece of advice and it was, time to give the "Tempestuous Tea Party Members" some real competition. Enter.........the "Cappuccino Crowd". Now be honest, given a choice, which would you prefer Mr. President, "a Captivating Cappuccino" or a "Cup of Tea"? Absolutely no contest.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  140. xavier s alabama

    Message: Americans can become stupid in a small amount of time if you let them.....just look at the gubernatorial Tea Party candidate in New York!......A real hot mess!!! LOL!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  141. kathy from phx,az

    If people choose to vote for a tea party candidate instead of Harry Reid they are just as nutty as the the tea party.The tea party is to the extreme right with no room for change and I for one don't think this country needs more radicals because we have enough of them already. Just look who backs them none other than Sarah Palin and Rush Limbaugh. God Help us all!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  142. robert

    It means that Sinclair Lewis was right when he said that when facism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  143. MacFab From Nacogdoches, Texas

    It simply means that the media have refused to say the truth. It is all about this President, is it? I like Healthcare Reform and will support it anyday. When you say that most Americans are against Healthcare Reform. What exactly are they against? Is it denying coverage to the sick, or not covering people with preexisting condition? They need to read the bill first to be against it. Where is the poll on how many Americans that have sincerely read the bill? History and any reasonable person will support Healthcare Reform. It is for humanity. It is amazing how Nancy Pelosi is the most powerful woman in American because of Healthcare Reform. But President Obama and Harry Reid are losers. Pathetic is it?

    September 16, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  144. Emmanuel Boani

    Jack, where was Sarah Palin and the tea party when George W. Bush and the republicans started bailing out Wall Street? Where was Sarah Palin and the tea party when Gerge W. Bush and the republicans spent all the tax payer's money? And finally Jack, this question is for you. What will you do if you were president of this country with trillion dollars deficit, two international wars and no surplus money for you to start working with and millions of american people loosing their jobs because of previous administration's usuless spending of tax payers money? Anyway, why republicans are blaming President Obama for the deficit and spending? They started all these mess and now they want to take credit for it. Hell no, we are not stupid. We are not going back to their old tricks. Enough is enough. Thanks

    September 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  145. Lori

    The message is that the "normal" people of this nation are asleep and we better wake up. If we let these radical take over we are going to be in more of a mess than we are now. Let’s go "Normal" Democrats and Republicans stand up together and run these "nuts" back to the farm


    September 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  146. Jack

    Based on The Tea party candidates I have observed,along with their comments,would make me more Christianaphobic than Islamaphobic!


    September 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  147. Rajinder Kumar Goyal

    Tea drinkers are the human version of extremism. Extremism of any kind, to the right or the left, wrecks havoc on society. If one were to visualize how the society would look like with sister Sarah and brother Beck, American would look like mama grizzlies roaming the country and trampling on basic and fundamental liberties and rights. God bless America.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  148. Lin H

    If Harry Reid loses to a "Bozo" like Sharon Angle he can stand up on election night and do a "Reverse Sally Field" and say "You hate me! You really really hate me!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  149. Nancy Houtz

    Jack, I am in disbelief that the news media doesn't seem to get it about the Tea Party. As a member of the Christian community, I am in a position to observe an interesting phenomena taking place over the past 2 years. Naive Christians are following what they believe are Christian leaders who will "save our Country" and they are blindly following the Christian movement behind the Tea Party. Check it out - how many of those running claim to be Christians?

    Remember the huge numbers of persons who went to see the moview "The Passion?" - Christians are a powerful force and are being loosely organized and hoodwinked by a few radical right wing Christians behind the scenes. It makes me sad, but I understand it completely. I wish the media would look deeper. This is why Reid's opponent is showing strength.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  150. steve- virginia beach

    It would mean that there will be one less Senator rolling out the red carpet for illegal aliens at the expense of our country and citizens.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  151. Earl Fluellen - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    Jack, the only message this would send is that this country is so hell bent on getting rid of anyone associated with President Obama that they would elect anyone regardless of their experience or qualifications. I feel that the democrates and President Obama has done a commendable job getting us out of this mess that the republicans left behind after eight years. Be patient people it will take more than 18 months to clean up this mess.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  152. victor

    That we americans are stupid! They are voting for anybody to replace the incumbents no matter how crazy they are. What good is that going to do. I think we are in trouble Jack!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  153. Glenn


    It means that America is indeed in one of it's dumbing down periods. If he loses and other Tea Party candidates win, then we will have a country led by people that believe the earth is 6000 years old and dinosaur bones were put here by God to "fool" us.


    September 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  154. Bryan Sutherland

    If Harry Reid were to lose it means democrats are not happy with him because;
    He should have stood up for the constitution (mosques),
    He should have whipped the senate into line,
    He should have gotten a public option,
    He should have warned and prepared his state for the recession,
    He should have shown some leadership in the senate and among democrats.
    He should have retired.
    Harry should have lost the primary; if he losses the election I say the Democrats will be better off, too bad if the Dems lose the Senate though.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  155. Mark from Boston


    It says the same thing the 2008 presidential election said. Americans react emotionally and irrationally under pressure. When faced with the choice of a liar or a thief, which one do we choose? The sad part is republicans are so angry in some cases like Nevada and Delaware, they are choosing the liar and the thief.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  156. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    If Ried loses then V.P. Joe Biden will be a very active on the Senate floor.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  157. Caleb Case

    If in fact, the democrats dont grow a back bone and start runnig this country in the manner FDR did it won't matter if Reid losing to a second rate republican. There will not be a country left for either to serve!!!!

    September 16, 2010 at 6:33 pm |
  158. Mike from Landisville, PA

    It would mean that America has lost its collective mind. America is a pendulum that never seems to stop in the middle. First we vote for a president who is clear that he wants to bring about change and promises healthcare reform. When he keeps his promise plus saves us from falling into a depression, we say we didn't want that and swing to ultra-conservatism. Can't we find candidates who have common sense and realize that both tax policy and social programs need to be in play to control our deficit. I know, it's the economy, stupid. Stupid is the operative word.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  159. Jo Ann

    He is the poster child for "Term Limits"! The citizens who are so upset are tired of lifetime politicians. Real people solve real problems.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  160. Karl from SF, CA

    Do Boehner and McConnell think the wing nuts will actually fall in line with them. Johny and Mitch are in for a big shock when these yo-yos get to Washington. Nobody will have a majority.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  161. Rob Nelson

    If Harry Reid loses to a tea bagger it will tell the country only fools vote in Nevada. I was a 20 resident of Nevada til 05 and still love the state.When President Bush and the GOP tried to shove the waste dump at Yucca Mtn down our throats it was Harry Reid that stopped it. Elect a tea bagger now, followed by a Republican in 2012 and Yucca Mtn is coming back, you can bet on it , Nevada. If Nevada let's that loon Palen tell Nevada how to run their state after she quit her's to chase a book deal, then they deserve what they get.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  162. Jim


    Angle is an embarrassment both to the GOP and the state of Nevada. Her attack ads against Reid are so goofy they're routinely laughed at. Reid's attack ads against her damn her with her own words. We know she is against Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits because her own words tell us so. If she's elected, the message will be clear and simple, Nevada voters will have lost their minds.

    Reno, Nevada

    September 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  163. jim

    It means Americans are reaching for straws

    September 16, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  164. David Anderson


    The Democrates can't govern because of the slow burn civil war between the factions of the Democratic party. For example, how many union guys support gay rights. If Reid loses to a Tea Party candidate only indicates that the civil war in the Republican party will mean that the Republicians will be equaly unable to govern.


    September 16, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
  165. Ted

    Reid is in bed with the unions in Nev. Tea Baggers are real people not puppets for the unions.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  166. Lee in Phoenix AZ

    The question about Harry Reid being able to beat Sharron Angle is
    really a much more serious one: Should every citizen be allowed to
    vote in an election, regardless of mental capacity?
    Sharron Angle is dishonest, and she seems less serious, less sober
    than I would hope that a national leader would be. In that vein, she is not only Nevada's senator, she is one of only 100 senators for all of us.
    I used to have tea parties when I was very very small, but I never
    tried to vote at that time.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:39 pm |
  167. Michael Gonzales

    If Reid losses it should be a wake up call too the Democratic party that they need too move more Center Left if they want too have any hope of power and getting the all important Independent voters.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  168. Jane J

    We come from generations of Democrats and our family across the country and friends have and will send money to Angle – to get rid of the worst Senator in American history – Reid.
    Jane J

    September 16, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  169. Adam Simi Valley, CA

    Reid has become one of the posterchildren for disconnected career politicians. He was the one who chose to ignore calls to debate the heathcare bill. he is the one who is letting his personal idealist feelings override the will of the people. He is one who thought We the People are too stupid to conprehend a bill of this magnitude and even though the majority cried out against the bill he knew better. He needs to face the music. Hopefully, he is pushed out.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  170. pierre cloutier

    If Harry Reid loses, it will only mean one thing to the entire world, that
    if the American people re-elect the party that got them in the worst
    recession since the great depression, that THEY ARE STUPID and
    deserve even worst.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  171. Lola Cator for Fred Giese

    We are from Wisconsin. We support Russ Feingold for senator. We hope that the Democrats can retain 51 seats in the Senate, BUT, we don't really care if Reid loses. A new leader can only be an improvement. Thank you.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  172. Steve Kemp

    The message it would send is "Never underestimate the stupidity of the American people.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  173. Anthony

    Arizona's deserve it if they vote that unstable lady in. That lady is a nut case. The question should be how are these white unstable conservative women able to be accepted in public office.

    September 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm |