Reid's Critique: Obama Isn't Forceful Enough

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been a tough guy for a long time. He served as Nevada gaming commissioner, and the mob tried to kill him with a car bomb. So maybe it shouldn't come as a surprise that he finds President Obama's cool, laid back, cerebral style to be less aggressive and intense than his own political fashion. Because that's exactly what Reid said about Obama in an interview with Las Vegas TV station KSNY, when asked if he disagrees with Obama on anything. Politico's Andy Barr picks it up:

"He is a person who doesn't like confrontation. He's a peacemaker," Reid said in an interview with Las Vegas television station KSNV.

"Sometimes I think you have to be a little more forceful. And sometimes I don't think he is enough with the Republicans," said the Nevada Democrat, whose allegiance with the White House is hurting his reelection prospects.

"On a few occasions, I think he should have been more firm with those on the other side of the aisle," he said.

A reporter asked White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about the comment during Gibbs's daily press briefing on Monday; Gibbs's response: "I don't have anything to say about that."

Read the full story at Politico; watch the interview footage (reprised in a new segment) at KSNY.