Chris Dodd has apparently pulled out of the running and Harry Reid may be the leading choice for now.
Amy Sullivan and Kevin Drum explosives are having a great discussion on who should replace Tom Daschle over at Political Animal. Besides Dodd and Reid, Kevin’s list includes Senators Kerry, Clinton, and Durbin. Amy makes two very good points:
But it is clear that Senate Democrats simply cannot afford to have a leader who hails from a hardcore red state… Democrats can’t choose a leader so liberal that they simply feed into the “Ted-Kennedy-tax-and-spend” stereotype.
If Kerry wishes to be his name forward, he’d be a great choice. Maybe I have a California bias but another blue state moderate would be Dianne Feinstein. In fact, she’d make a good choice for our nomination for the White House in 2008 IMO.