The most important race in these midterm elections has also been one of the wackiest. But we've learned to expect little else from Nevada. Senate majority leader Harry Reid is fighting for his political life, and the race is so much about him, it hardly matters who is running against him. The fact that his opponent is Tea Party darling Sharron Angle simply adds more color to a race not short on only-in–Las Vegas moments.

Angle, a former state representative and perennial candidate, has been mocked more than lauded for her positions, from a plan to give massages to prisoners going through drug detox to old statements in which she linked abortions to breast cancer and advocated getting rid of the Departments of Education and Energy and the 16th Amendment (direct taxation), to an incorrect assertion that Dearborn, Mich., is under Shari'a law. She also recently told a classroom of Latino kids that some of them looked Asian. Not to mention that the onetime weight-lifting champ often proudly packs a .44 Magnum at rallies.