From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Senate Maj. Leader Harry Reid delivered a blunt, broadside attack on McCain's temper in an interview this afternoon with MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell.
McCain, he said, "doesn't have the temperament to be the president of the United States. Everyone who's ever worked with John McCain knows of his temper. It's explosive to say the least."
Reid went more macro and accused Republicans, in general, of using "Orwellian dialect." "Whatever they say, believe the opposite," he said.
*** UPDATE *** The RNC responds this way: "On the same day that one of Obama's senior aides had to resign because of special interest controversies, it's ironic to see Harry Reid on cable TV offering partisan attacks," writes RNC spokesman Alex Conant. "Harry Reid should join the serious debate on the Senate floor about why his party's nominee doesn't think rising gas prices are a problem."