Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Harold Ford Jr Begins to Pull Away

In Tennessee, Ford's Prospects Keep Improving

A new Benenson Strategies Group (D) poll gives Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. (D-TN) a six-point lead over Bob Corker (R) in the race for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat. Ford has gained four points since August, currently ahead by a 45% to 39% margin. (from DailyKos)
I have been a huge supporter of Harold Ford Jr. ever since I met him at the Memphis airport in the late 90s. I said then, and I still believe it now, that Ford could someday become the President. He is that impressive in person. I have never been one of his constituents, but he was still willing to talk issues with some random stranger in an airport!

In 2005, Ford - at age 34 -- challenged Nancy Pelosi for the leadership position of the Democrats in the House. He did not win, but I was impressed with his willingness to challenge the party establishment. Ford is on the verge of becoming the first-ever African-American Senator from the state of Tennessee. His victory could put his possible Presidential ambitions on the right course. Watch this race.


J. Marquis said...

I agree. He will make a great Senator.

Dave Splash said...

Before Barack Obama came on the scene, I would have thought maybe Ford would have been the first black President. Now, I'm not so sure. Still, he is an impressive guy.