Ohhhh....That was a close call...The Democrats almost had a real blue dog running for US Senate....But Harold Ford Junior has been driven from the temple of liberalism that is New York's Democratic Party.
Now Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has a clear path to the nomination and given the GOP paucity of candidates a near lock on the election.
At the time of her appointment, Ms. Gillibrand seemed a blue dog upstater, but has veered far from her moderate roots in order to curry favor on the upper West Side.
Ford must have been dealt some serious pressure or given a promise of a cabinet post in DC.....This is a guy who likes the action too much to roll over.
As for the Democrats, the post-racial era has meant the kicking to the curb of the state's first black governor and now Harold Ford.....You go , Reverand Al !
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