Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid hung on to win Nevada's grueling Senate race yesterday, dashing any hope that Sen. Charles Schumer may have had of taking over the powerful Senate post.
The senior New York senator -- who cruised to a third term and declared his own decisive victory shortly after the polls closed -- had been well positioned to become majority leader if Reid had lost and Democrats kept control of the Senate.
It is interesting to note that many view Reid as less popular as well as less powerful than Schumer, yet Reid is the Majority Leader.
One commenter had this to say:
A milquetoast Reid is better than a steaming pile of Schumer.