I think that – as this article notes – Harry Reid is old, sick*, and he’s about to become the Senate Minority Leader in a world where the incoming majority will have a great number of opportunities for malice, and revenge**. I do note that Jon Ralston, the author of said piece, thinks that Reid will not only survive but thrive… but if you read that article, the impression you get is that Harry Reid has a hard crust and a hollowed-out interior. Break through – or even give a good enough blow to the outside – and he’ll shatter like a piece of punk wood.
Mark my words: when Harry Reid eventually falls it will all happen in the course of one or two weeks. He’s not going to dig in his heels, although there is a small part of me that kind of hopes that he does. A small and horrible part of me.
*Take that any way that you like.
**The Senate has always been a place where comity warred with spite. Spite has been winning, the last few years; and its victims are increasingly eager to return the favor. And driving Harry Reid from office probably would soothe the Senate’s breast, as it were.