The National Chairperson, the five Vice Chairpersons, the National Finance Chair, the Treasurer, and the Secretary, shall be elected:
(a) at a meeting of the Democratic National Committee held after the succeeding presidential election and prior to March 1 next, and,
(b) whenever a vacancy occurs. The National Chairperson shall be elected and may be removed by a majority vote of the Democratic National Committee, and each term shall expire upon the election for the following term.
It isn't that Reid is as bad as Lieberman (nor should that ever be the test). The point is that in both cases we can do better. That should be the test and if Reid really is the best we can do, so be it.
Every single one of the thousands of potential self-funders in the entire state would be DOA?
At the very least, maybe Reid would climb out from hiding under his desk and have to explain to the voters why he's been doing such a crap ass job for the last two years.
Right now, the polls show Reid is vulnerable. Whether a good candidate emerges remains to be seen, but you can't say "any primary challenger to Reid is DOA" when Reid has consistently gone out of his way to demonstrate publicly that he is weak.
Hopefully Reid will no longer be a problem after the primary, but if he makes it to the general it could easily be a 2-3 challenger seat DSCC cash suck. It would be unbelievably stupid to waste money on Reid instead of picking up seats, but the table is being set for an incumbent protection cycle with scraps to the challengers.