Harry Reid is is likely going to face a pretty tough race in Nevada this coming 2010 election, so I expect NRA will sing his praises from now until thenÂ [UPDATE 7/22/10: Link removed to Las Vegas Ratview-Journal because of their unfair andÂ despicableÂ practices]. Â Why? Â Because if you look at the seats up in 2010, it’s exceedingly unlikely the Republicans are going to take back the Senate, which means the Demos will still control it. Â If Reid is ousted, we’ll be stuck with Dick Durbin as the Senate Majority Leader. Â Reid has been willing to bring pro-gun measures up before the Senate, and has been instrumental at keeping the lid on any gun control ambitions from the White House. Â I don’t think anyone needs any convincing that Dick Durbin will not be so favorable to our plight, and will likely use his office to be an obstacle.
NRA is going to want to keep Reid in the Senate, so he can continue to serve as Majority Leader. Â As much as I would like to see Reid cut down, just as a rebuke of the Democratic leadership, I have to admit it would be bad news for gun rights moving forward.