Personally, I think Reid should require standing filibusters whenever the GOP threatens one. Since the Republican Party has decided that, as a matter of policy, it will prevent the Democrats from passing any of the laws we sent them there to work on, I think it's fine for Reid to allow the Republicans to shut the senate down. Let the Republicans explain to the public why they're preventing progress on everything.
I'm also not really clear on the optics of their strategy for '08. Telling the country, "Yeah, we didn't let the Democrats do anything you elected them to do" doesn't strike me as a winning refrain. Thoughts?