I don’t love Chuck Schumer‘s politics, but I’ve always thought he’d be a better Senate majority leader than Harry Reid:
The expected passage of immigration reform this week will hand Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) the biggest legislative triumph of his Senate career and bolster his case to someday become Democratic leader.
Schumer strenuously avoids speculation about his political future or talk about what will happen when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) decides to step down.
But there’s no doubt among his Senate Democratic colleagues and aides that Schumer wants to succeed Reid. The bipartisan passage of a landmark immigration bill will go a long way in addressing any lingering concerns about his ability to lead the Democratic caucus.
I’ll admit I’m biased — as a loud-mouth northeastern ethnic I reflexively dislike all those Minnesota nice style motherfuckers like Daschle and Reid. But I think Schumer would be a million times more likely to go nuclear on the filibuster than Reid is, for example.