Saturday, July 15, 2006

Another plug for Harold Ford

I made a post earlier this week on Harold Ford, and wanted to make one more pitch for him before I introduce a second Dem candidate who is trying to take back a GOP seat.

President Clinton just announced that he will be coming to town on August 4 to campaign for Ford, whose "moderate record and his appeal across racial boundaries" make him one of the Democrats' best chances to pick up a Senate seat in the South. In fact, this is probably the best chance for Democrats will have a shot at taking over a Senate seat in the South for the rest of the decade. Ford is eloquent, charismatic, and refreshingly candid for someone who has been serving his state in Congress for ten years. He doesn't beat around the bush (pun intended) about the serious problems facing our country, and he doesn't shy away from Republican attacks. He is precisely the kind of Senator his state and this country needs.

As I said in my initial post on Ford, no African-American has ever been elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. Helping make Ford the first popularly elected African-American Senator from the old Confederacy would further prove that Democrats are the party of inclusion, even in the face of already-active Republican attempts to smear Congressman Ford.

Let's help Ford take back the seat that was once held by Jim Sasser and Al Gore Sr.!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supporting Ford in the Tennessee senate race is an excellent idea. We need to vote as many Republicans like Lieberman out of the Senate as we possibly can.

7/15/2006 9:49 AM  
Anonymous CentristDem said...

Man, it says a lot that you can't support Ford without taking a swipe at another Democrat. I'll never say a bad word about Lamont, since he's a fellow Democrat like Lieberman. But you just keep providing proof that some Lamont-ites just can't practice what they preach when they foam at the mouth over Lieberman criticizing other Democrats. Look up "hypocrisy" in the dictionary, and it'll probably look like what you see in the mirror.

I've already contributed $50 to Ford, but I'll probably give some more after my next paycheck comes in.

7/15/2006 10:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you think about it, I'm really not saying anything bad about Lieberman.

It's just that Lieberman is a Republican, and he needs to stop misleading people about that.

7/15/2006 10:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny, I was about to say about to say the same thing about you. After all, not being able to tolerate dissent or criticism within your own party is a very Republican thing. And despite your idiotic statements to the contrary, Lieberman has been a loyal Democrat for over 20 years.

Unless you consider criticizing members of your own party to be a *gasp* Republicans do!

7/15/2006 11:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This "Lieberman supporters" parody site is hysterical!

7/15/2006 11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much as I'm sure you would love it, dismissing Lieberman supporters won't make them go away.

7/15/2006 12:00 PM  
Blogger SeedFreak said...

Good luck to Mister Ford. His election will help usher out many of the old stereotypes still associatated with states below the Mason-Dixon line.

7/15/2006 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bob Tendler, Chairman of the Southbury DTC:

"Joe Lieberman doesn't care what his constituency thinks":

Another great quote from this clip:

"We couldn't do worse than Joe Lieberman"

Reason: Lieberman is already a Republican

7/15/2006 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous: Great clip. Here's a Dowd NYT editorial on why the Graf Lieberman is going down in flames:

It's sad, really. If Lieberman had come back to our state even just a few times during this past six years things might not be so bad for him now.

7/15/2006 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, why don't any of you Lieberhaters say something about Harold Ford? You know, the topic of this thread.

Oh yeah - because you're too busy tearing down other Democrats. Just like a Republican.

7/15/2006 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If only Joe Lieberman were a Democrat..

Don't worry, Joe's $17M is probably enough to buy his seat for another six years.

More to your point, hopefully Ford will win. We've been supporting him too.

7/15/2006 2:42 PM  

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