Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has revealed to The New York Times that he will not seek re-election in 2016.
I can't say that I'm sorry to see him go even if it means he'll probably be replaced by Chuck Schumer. But there's a good chance a Republican could win his seat though one wonders if his son Rory will seek the Democratic nomination.
Whether it was declaring the War in Iraq lost before the surge, his vicious personal attacks against Mitt Romney and the Koch Brothers on the Senate floor represent much of what is wrong with 21st century liberalism in America.
For his part, Reid denies his departure is a result of either the Democrats losing the Senate in last November's mid-term elections or because the facial and eye injuries he sustained while exercising at home on New Year's Day. Reid told the Times, “I want to be able to go out at the top of my game. I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.”
Reid's date of expiration passed long, long ago.