As the long, hot Nevada summer slowly turns to fall, voters will begin to focus on what it will mean, exactly, if Sen. Harry Reid returns to Washington.
The local economy will remain the No. 1 issue on the minds of voters, of course. No matter how hard he may try, Sen. Reid will not escape that uncomfortable topic. This is not the "summer of recovery" for Nevada and no matter how many times Reid and fellow Democrats say their economic plan is working, Nevadans don’t have to do anything more than look at their own pocketbooks to know it’s not true.
But also important to voters will be the national discussion about the direction of the country. To that end, Sen. Reid is not bashful in providing a glimpse of what it will mean if he wins re-election. He told a convention of liberal bloggers this weekend, essentially, that he, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and President Barack Obama have done a lot of stuff, but still have a lot of unfinished business.
That includes a full-on public option to nationalize health care in America. You can also surmise it will mean some kind of amnesty program for illegal immigrants, higher taxes and more bigger government.
Is there anyone out there who would like to make the case that when Reid says he, Pelosi and Obama have more stuff to do it means more private enterprise, less federal government and lower taxes?