The closer Nevada’s US Senate race has gotten – and it couldn’t possibly be any closer now, according to new polling – the nastier it has become.
Incumbent Sen. Harry Reid (D) ties Republican challenger Sharron Angle to a rise in right-wing militias, warns that Ms. Angle “wants to privatize the Veterans Administration,” and says her position on abortion is that a teenage rape victim “should be forced to have the baby.” Some of his ads call her “crazy.”
Angle says Senator Reid voted “to give tax breaks to illegal aliens,” approves giving Viagra to sex offenders, and blames Reid for Nevada’s 14 percent unemployment rate. He is, she says, a “failed leader” who is “delusionally denying any responsibility for his actions.”
So is the bottom line for Nevadans a choice between “crazy” and “delusional”? One result of all the mudslinging is that both candidates have an unfavorability rating above 50 percent.