Alternative title: Chuck Schumer auditions for Senate Minority Leader.
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) criticized New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his gun control ads, labeling them ineffective.
“Frankly, I don’t think Bloomberg’s ads are effective,” Schumer told TIME Magazine in a report posted Thursday. “The Mayor of New York City putting ads against people in red states is not going to be effective.
Basically, it goes down like this: when the Senate flips next year, the odds that Harry Reid will be the new Minority Leader will be between ‘slim’ and ‘none.’ Reid will be 76 in 2015 and staring a brutal re-election battle in 2016; combine those three factors, and a retirement becomes the obvious option. But somebody’s gotta be Senate Minority Leader, and Chuck Schumer definitely wants it to be him. Hence… this. It will not hurt Schumer in his own state, and when gun-grabber groups crash and burn next electoral cycle the Senator from NY will sound like the smartest guy in the Democratic caucus*.
Mind you, I don’t know whether Schumer wants to be Senate Majority Leader, some day. My opinion of the man is fundamentally tempered by the fact that I think that he’s a smarmy suckweasel.
Via Hot Air Headlines.
*Yeah, I know: not very hard to manage that trick. Still.