It is very possible that Reid won this battle by destroying the senate. I think Reid should have listen to Senator Levin. Levin is an old and wise man. You can't wait for the next 3 years to go by, it won't matter anymore how much time goes by. I also wouldn't assume if a republican wins in 2016 it will be Christie. With this nuclear option if it is a republican and the GOP does gain control of the senate and then two or three SCOTUS justices retire or die, Scallia, Thompson may look like flaming liberals compared to whom may be nominated and confirmed via the nuclear option. Good night my friend.