Reid goes negative:

Sargent analyzes:

What's interesting is that even though Angle did say all these things, and even though Reid has widely disseminated her comments throughout the state, the race is still very close. It's a measure of how stiff a headwind Reid faces.

Meanwhile, Ed Kilgore looks at Joe Miller's platform:

I'd say the abolition of Medicaid and the total privatization of Medicare and Social Security qualify as positions that remain controversial in much of the GOP, though a lot less than was the case quite recently, when George W. Bush's SocSec partial privatization proposal sent Republicans running for the hills.

At what point, though, do such positions stop be treated as outliers? When five Republican Senators espouse them? Ten? Twenty?

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