By Jeff Fecke | May 21, 2009 •I’m given to understand that polls look bad for Harry Reid’s re-election in 2010. I’d say Democrats should try to help him out, but then again, no, we shouldn’t. If Reid is too pusillanimous to back his own president in closing down the prison at Guantánamo, too scared of the great Muslim menace to allow these people to come in and be imprisoned in America which is, not for nothing, the Prison Capital of the World — well, if Reid isn’t willing to support Democratic principles, Democrats shouldn’t support Reid. If he loses in 2010, maybe we’ll get a better Majority Leader. Probably not, but hope springs eternal.
Jeff Fecke is a freelance writer who lives in Eagan, Minnesota.In addition to his own blog, Blog of the Moderate Left, he also contributes to Alas, a Blog, Minnesota Campaign Report, and AlterNet. Fecke has appeared as a guest on the “Today” show, the Alan Colmes radio show, and the Mark Heaney Show. Fecke is divorced, and the father of one really terrific daughter. His debut novel, The Valkyrie’s Tale, is now available.