Brooks: I Have ‘Soft Spot’ for Reid’s ‘Authenticity’

New York Times columnist David Brooks said that he’s “always had a soft spot” for Senator Harry Reid’s (D-NV) “authenticity” on Friday’s “PBS NewsHour.”

“He was never really rooted in the Washington culture…to keep sixty votes together among a very diverse Democratic body was an — that’s accomplishment” Brooks said.

Brooks added, “the bad side, probably the detractors will say is, he was sometimes extremely loose and sometimes extremely bizarre with the things he said and could be in my view overly tough on people, overly rash, overly cruel even, and so sometimes the public projections weren’t all that one would want in a statesman. But I’ve always had a soft spot for him, in part because he’s a big watcher of the show but also…there’s an authenticity to the guy.”

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