Friday, June 02, 2006

The American Prospect: If Any Democrat Can Win In The South, It's Ford

The American Prospect blog, Midterm Madness, has an interesting take on Congressman Ford and the U.S. Senate race here in Tennessee:

"But as the Republican primary gets closer -- it will be held August 3 -- it is likely to get nastier. The relatively uncompetitive Democratic primary will allow Ford to focus on building a positive image for himself. Also to Ford's benefit: Tennessee is one of only two Southern states where congressional Democrats outnumber congressional Republicans, and Democrats hold more statewide offices than Republicans. If Democrats are going to do well in the South, Tennessee seems primed to be a bellweather state. And if any Democrat can do it, Ford appears primed to be a bellweather candidate."

Once again, we have another well respected source saying that Ford can win this race.

If you would have told anyone that a year ago, they would have laughed at you.

The Republicans have now realized how powerful Congressman Ford and his campaign are, and are in desperation mode everyday, launching attacks at him left and right.

People are ready for change and that is what Harold Ford Jr. represents.

That is why he will be our next U.S. Senator.

Related: The New York Times and Charlie Cook says the control of the U.S. Senate comes down to Tennessee