At Reid campaign headquarters, the dozens of mudslinging campaign staffers must feel like the walls are closing in on them.

A new Rasmussen poll shows Sharron Angle leading by 2 points if “leaners” are included, and tied without leaners.

Reid stuck his foot in his base’s mouth by siding with those opposed to the Ground Zero Mosque, leading one prominent left-wing blogger to call Reid a “tower of jello” and even the usual sycophants are fed up.

Reid’s play of the Hispanic card met almost universal condemnation, and looked severely hypocritical in light of Reid’s 1993 birthright proposal.

There also are rumblings of a potential scandal, which at a minimum will consume campaign time and focus.

And now, et tu NY Times?

Reid certainly is not out of this race, but if he hoped to deliver a knock-out punch to Angle during the period of several weeks when Angle had no money and barely any campaign staff, Reid missed.

Reid cannot justify his own re-election, so his campaign has embarked on a campaign of “vaporizing” Angle by portraying Angle as crazy. 

Angle has shown an ability to adjust her campaign in the past weeks, has hired a professional campaign staff, and has sharpened the focus of her campaign themes on key issues of the economy and jobs.

Reid has gone about as far as he can go with his crazy campaign, but his vaporizer-in-chief appears not to know it:

What is that saying about the “definition of insanity”?  Seems to fit the bill of the Reid campaign. 

Which makes the Reid campaign … err … the crazy one.

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