Harry Reid Has No Idea How Creepy He Sounds

By Nicole Allan

In a conversation with The Hill, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid talked up Chris Coons, the Democratic Senate candidate in Delaware who's received rosy poll numbers since Tea Partier Christine O'Donnell won the Republican nomination. Unsurprisingly, Reid likes Coons. But the thing is, it seems he really, really likes the guy:

"I'm going to be very honest with you -- Chris Coons, everybody knows him in the Democratic caucus. He's my pet. He's my favorite candidate," Reid said.

"Let me tell you about him: A graduate of Yale Divinity School. Yale Law School. A two-time national debate champion. He represents two-thirds of the state now, in an elected capacity. I don't know if you've ever seen him or heard him speak, but he is a dynamic speaker. I don't mean loud or long; he's a communicator. So that's how I feel about Delaware. I've always thought Chris Coons is going to win. I told him that and I tried to get him to run. I'm glad he's running. I just think the world of him. He's my pet."

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