I am running this headline again as some readers were suggesting I took it down earlier because of fear of offending somebody.
Actually, I try to keep the page fresh so a headline may only stay a few hours....depending on what else I am doing.
In the case of this headline it is a tongue in cheek, metaphorical use of the name "Ted Ford". Ted is my symbol of the most ardent Democrat. So when he shakes his head at the party nomination of a non-Dem, in this case Bill Owens of Plattsburgh, I consider that a metaphor for party disdain for the choice.
I suspect most hard core Dems will stay with the line and for the Dems to run such a conservative candidate is fine with me.
However, I stand with my position that some Dems have a problem with the nomination.