Sunday, October 29, 2006

The End of the Ford Campaign?

Oh, my.

I believe today Harold Ford Jr. may have sealed his loss in the race for the Tennessee Senate with this amazing pronouncement, quoting his campaign chair:

"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."

Power Line (linked above) has YouTube video. (Hat tip: Hugh Hewitt.)

I can't imagine Tennessee Christians of any party would feel comfortable with this insult to the faith of Republican Christians. (Not to mention the insult to the ears of such poor grammar. "Misfortunate"?)

Glenn Reynolds: "If a Republican said something like that about Democrats, it would be a national scandal."

Stop the ACLU has YouTube video of Bob Corker's response, suggesting that those of all parties will find Ford's statement of concern.

Earlier Sunday, Hugh Hewitt's co-blogger Dean Barnett said of Ford's appearance on Fox News Sunday: "Ford looked haggard and angry. He gave off the unmistakable whiff of a candidate who has been bludgeoned with unfavorable internals the last several days. He also looked like he hadn’t slept since July."

I watched a little of the interview before fast-forwarding to the panel discussion, and I think the description is apt.

While we're on the topic of Ford, here's Jeff Jacoby on the attempt to play the "race card" complaining about last week's Ford ad.


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