Majority Leader Schumer

The Politico ponders, “What if Reid loses?“:

“It’s a question few in the Senate will ask aloud but one that’s creeping into the chamber’s collective consciousness: What happens to Democrats if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid really does get knocked off in the 2010 midterm elections? …  The two men who would almost certainly battle to succeed Reid — Sens. Dick Durbin of Illinois and Chuck Schumer of New York — are both more liberal and more forcefully partisan figures who would alter the Senate’s equilibrium in significant and unpredictable ways …”

I don’t know if that actually would have much affect on gun rights.  While we would trade an individual B+ Senator for an F rated one, I would guess the overall gun grade for the Senate will lean even more pro-gun after the ’10 elections because I’m expecting the Democrats to lose seats.  Schumer would be even more insufferable as Majority Leader, but I don’t see it as a disaster for gun rights.