Monday, August 07, 2006

Thoughts of Ford's Race

Several of my fellow bloggers have recently decided to lay off of Harold Ford Jr. through the November election. I’ve already done so, but I just thought I’d weigh in on this debate.

I do not agree with Ford on a host of political issues. I also do not think he is the candidate we could have run with the most state-wide appeal. I deeply wished we had been given a real choice in the primary. I voted for John Jay Hooker simply as a protest.

I will, however, be voting for Ford in November.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Evil said...

Thank you.

Now can we get back to attacking Republicans?

Monday, August 07, 2006 3:15:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Maynard said...

Since Ford Jr. is running as a Republican...
See the new Times Article his campaign is sending out touting his conservative stand on a host of issues dear to the hearts of Republicans..

STOP Harold FORD Jr
HAROLD FORD JR. IS RUNNING AS A REPUBLICAN!
I can't believe "pgrogressive Democrats" are supporting this phony Democrat.

Monday, August 07, 2006 3:27:00 PM  
Blogger Evil said...

You bring up a good point. I'm sure Senator Corker with thank you.

Monday, August 07, 2006 4:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jim Maynard said...

Here is an excerpt from the TIME article the Ford Campaign wants everyone to read:
Why Harold Ford Has a Shot

THE G.O.P.'S WEAKNESS CREATES A CHANCE IN THE TENNESSEE SENATE RACE FOR A CERTAIN KIND OF DEMOCRAT
By KAREN TUMULTY, PERRY BACON JR.

The Congressman who is running to replace retiring Bill Frist as Senator from Tennessee has voted to outlaw gay marriage and to repeal the estate tax, and wants to amend the Constitution to ban flag burning. He supports getting rid of the handgun ban in the nation's capital and says the Ten Commandments should be posted in courtrooms around his state. He favors school prayer, argues that more troops should have been sent to Iraq and wants to seal the border with Mexico. He likes to tell a story about the time he campaigned at a bar called the Little Rebel, which had a Confederate flag and a parking lot full of pickup trucks adorned with National Rifle Association bumper stickers. When he went inside, as he tells it, a woman at the bar greeted him with a hug and exclaimed,

"Baby, we've been waiting to see you!"
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Evil, if, as everyone on this blog seems to admit, Ford is not going to win anyway, how does my voting for a real progressive, with principles and values I agree with, have anything to do with Corker? If he's going to win anyway... I'd rather vote for a caniddate who (A) defends to separation of church and state (b) not support the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq (c) supports equal rights for gays and lesbians, etc..
Just because you do not want to vote for the candidate who supports these progressive principles, don't take it out on me because you are going to follow the dictates of THE PARTY.

Monday, August 07, 2006 4:31:00 PM  
Blogger Evil said...

So, if the election is close you'll vote for Ford?

Yes, I will respect the will of the Democratic primary voters and vote for the Democratic nominee. If that is some sort of sin around here then I guess I'm in the wrong place.

I'm sorry that there wasn't enough advance notice that there was a Senate race coming up and Harold was the only one who got his shit together, got his ducks in a row, and ran a real campaign.

Monday, August 07, 2006 5:23:00 PM  

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