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This guy is a piece of work:
HAROLD FORD, JR.: My friend Lincoln Davis who chairs our campaign says there are, there’s one big difference between us and misfortunate Republicans when it comes to our faith: he said that Republicans fear the Lord; he said Democrats fear AND love the Lord.
Applause followed his comments.
Bryan over at HA wrote that he used to think Ford, Jr. was intelligent and decent, but not after this. I can’t disagree with that: despite Ford’s little fib about the Playboy party and crashing a Corker media event, I still felt like the guy was basically a decent guy, because of how he handled himself in the media, and how he doesn’t endorse Nutroot-style behavior. I don’t think he’s such a decent guy, not after this.
The Dems are really pulling out all the stops this year because they’re desperate to regain control of Congress. Stunts like this one by Ford, Jr. are just one more on a long list of them.
BTW, the latest SurveyUSA (10/22 -10/24) poll shows Ford, Jr. and Corker tied.
Oh – and one more thing: the ad liberals whined about, claiming it was racist because there was a white woman in the ad telling a black man (Ford, Jr.) to “call her”, was not racist – according to Harold Ford, Jr. Of course it’s easy for him to say, now that it’s been pulled.
Update I: Bob Corker has responded to Ford, Jr.’s comments (his comments come in around 1:54 into the video):
Hat tip: Stop The ACLU
Update II: Hugh Hewitt:
I think Ford may easily capture the award for the most stunning display of incompetence in the closing two weeks of a senate campaign ever. Other nominees are welcome, but I can’t think of a series of missteps as dramatic as those Ford has committed.