Harold Ford: ‘Another Joe Lieberman’?
Jonathan Martin’s smart report on Harold Ford Jr.’s baffling campaign for a Senate seat in New York includes a memorable swipe from Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.)
Is there any worse insult against a Democratic candidate, a month after Lieberman weakened the health care reform bill — in no small part because it pleased people like Weiner?
I also liked this clueless boosterism from a “Ford friend.”
Given its federal presence and place in world politics, it doesn’t hurt to be the senator from New York. New York kind of slightly rises above all the others.
Harold Ford 2010: It Would Be Pretty Good for Him! Honestly, Ford’s Tennessee roots are less of an impediment to his campaign than his apparent belief that he can win the seat because New Yorkers want to help him get on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” more often.
I’m keeping an eye on any signs of Republican support for Ford, as the battered state party has had no luck drafting its own challenger against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.).