April 15th, 2008
05:29 PM ET
7 years ago

Reid jokes Dem race making him 'bitter'

 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

(CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joked on Thursday said the sharp back-and-forth of late between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is having an effect on him.

"It makes me bitter," the Nevada Democrat said, invoking Obama's controversial comments that sparked strong criticisms from Clinton and Republican John McCain.

Reid went on to call the prolonged Democratic "healthy for our party," and predicted, "This is all going to be over fairly soon."


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soundoff (248 Responses)
  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    If I hear one more conservative say moral values!!!!!!!

    You have moral values, yeah right, the only conservative value is green value, how much money they can steal from hard working people...

    ...at the same time we are a torture nation now...thanks for dropping the ball on this one CNN, you only missed the president saying "yeah, I approved and signed it" (this happened on Friday after 5 PM, so it missed the news cycle)

    ...and a guy who had his teeth knocked out of his mouth, had his arms broken and pulled out of their sockets, was held in a POW camp for 6 years supports torture, now. He didn't years ago.

    DON'T YOU CONSERVATIVES EVER DARE TO LECTURE ME ON MORAL VALUES.

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  2. Karl

    GO HILLARY!!!!

    And take the bright yellow pantsuits with you.

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  3. Oregon IS Obama

    If Billary is still hanging on by a thread on May 20th , Oregon will put her away for good.

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  4. Raum

    Smart man, he knows who the nominee will be....thus it will be over soon.

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  5. Harold L. Burrell

    Why in the heck do you not worry about something you could help, like oil prices. Relax the requirements on refiners and drill in the US. Let the other people decide how to vote.

    April 15, 2008 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  6. Marc in CC Texas

    In Kentucky, Clinton 36 Lengths In Front of Sputtering Obama: In a Democratic Primary in Kentucky today, 04/15/08, five weeks to the vote, Hillary Clinton defeats Barack Obama 62% to 26%, according to a SurveyUSA poll

    April 15, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  7. Bud Curtis

    I think Reid may have something here.
    That sounded like an endorsement for Clinton.
    Now, let's here from the rest of you "supers" so we can get this show on the road.
    Bud
    Miami, OK

    April 15, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  8. Mike

    I'll feel less bitter when you retire Mr. Reid.

    April 15, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. Ardnuas

    I'm bitter about this democratic race too..... it's too long!!!!!!
    Obama/Edwards08 Si Se Puede

    April 15, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  10. Eric

    Debby, unlike you some people go to more than one party in their life and therefore may not remember each and every one as well as everyone they met. Can we say grasping for straws?

    April 15, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  11. Rob Canada

    isn't it time to put this fluff to rest and get back to electing the next leader of the free world? by the way only 19 pa mayors showed up for HRC's 100 pa mayor endorsement ... now that is news!

    April 15, 2008 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  12. Rich H.

    Wow...a little democracy sure seems to annoy a lot of people! Perhaps you'd all be happier living in a one party state.

    April 15, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  13. Bitter Voter

    I sure hope he's right - come June 6 can we put an end to this shameful primary season and focus on actually winning in November? Novel idea, I realize, but I personally don't want to live under Republican Rule for another 4 or 8 years because some folks ego is bruised 'cause 'their' candidate didn't win.

    VOTE DEMOCRAT IN NOVEMBER!!!!!

    Eugene, Oregon

    April 15, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  14. Mike

    The only thing making me bitter is the fact that the media is afraid to call Obama out on anything... take the gloves off start reporting the news and quit being afraid that you will be called "racist"...

    April 15, 2008 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  15. vince - Phoenix - (forgive me cnn, for I have sinned)

    HEY....!!!

    IS ANYBODY BESIDES ME "BITTER" ABOUT THESE LOUSY MUDLSING, TACTICTS?????

    April 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  16. Mike

    Obama supporters are too funny. Let me tell you this, your boy Obama has told many lies AND insulted half of america. His new politics is rubbish and his name was mentioned again in the tony rezko trial again yesterday. He and his wife attended a party that was thrown in honor of an Iraqi guy with ties to hamas and hezbola. just wait it is coming and when the tie is made america will look at Obama supporters and laugh at you for voting for someone you don't even know.

    April 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  17. fred2 the idiot took my name

    It will be over REALsoon if Obama gets the nomination!!!

    You might even lose control of the Senate...Reid!!

    Election will go to McCain!!!

    Go Hillary!!

    April 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  18. Independent-woman-voter-for-Obama

    I disagree with Sen. Reid, the toxic attacks on Sen. Obama are going to come back to haunt the Democrats in the general election. The Republicans are taking notes and they WILL use all of Hillary's attacks.

    Why is it that the Democratic leadership is standing by afraid to step in? Hope they will do something once Obama wins or at least, comes in a VERY close second in Pennsylvania. Once that primary is over, someone one better be ready to show the Clintons the door....... or the Democrats will have only themselves to blame in November.

    April 15, 2008 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  19. Nancy

    Bitters... I am going to have some bitters with my rum cocktail tonight, and watch the sunset, keep the tv off until "she" goes away...

    Bahamas for Obama 08!

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. jim From LA

    I hope the Dems will be smart and elect Hillary
    otherwise they will loose the white house again. if they decide to choose Obama, he will not stand MaCain a minute. maybe they need to train his for 4-8 more years

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. bh

    Obaby and his supporters cry all the time...boo...woo...woo..everyone so mean to Obaby!

    McCain '08!!!

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  22. Lord Voldemort

    What the Democrats need to do is grab the Clintons, Charles Schumers, Rham Emanuels, and the rest of these Democrats in name only, throw them in the middle of the street and tell them you can't play in our party any more.

    Oh yeah, and a little cruxio jinx wouldn't hurt, much.

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  23. Change 2008

    Once we Dems finally get our acts together I will feel much bitter.

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  24. fred2 the idiot took my name

    I think you will see the super delegate start jumping off of Obama's ship....fairly soon!!

    Down with Obama!!

    April 15, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  25. NOBAMA NO WAY!

    If they don't like the long, drawn out process, why are the primaries spread out over 6 months time?

    If he wants it to be done, call a vote of the super delegates and divy them out already. Move up the remaining primaries and get them done in the next few weeks.

    We NEED a national primary, so we don't go through this garbage again!

    April 15, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
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