Sorry I’ve not been blogging lately… between the blizzard, spec-script-writing, introducing my sister to a great television show and the Harry Potter series, I’ve been busy.
Anyway, this election year is going to be one crazy mother. For example, take ex-Rep. Harold Ford. He’s a center-right Democrat from Tennessee, who narrowly lost a Senate bid in 2006. He’s moved to New York. And now, he may challenge a center-right Democrat incumbent Senator in the primary, from the right, even though the incumbent herself was attacked for being too conservative for New York Democrats.
WTF? I liked Ford, his 2006 campaign, and his legislative ideas. I even donated money, which I don’t do often. But what on earth can make him think that being more conservative than an incumbent Senator in a very liberal state can help him win when he’s only just recently carpetbagged there to work on Wall Street?
Two words – Michael Bloomberg. The mayor’s campaign aides have signed up for Ford’s campaign, because Bloomberg apparently doesn’t like Gillibrand very much.
Still, this is greatly disappointing, as I don’t see any way he can win, or what the point would be in running at all, except to waste people’s money and to keep Bloomberg’s people employed for another year.