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  •  it was a loss (3+ / 0-)

    and a tough loss with losing TN. But if there is such a thing as a silver lining to a loss..is that Harold Ford Jr only lost by 3 points. As my elderly neighbor said,
    The boy has a future in politics. I was impressed with Harold's graciousness, dignity, and humility.

    I am out shopping for new Drapes.

    by wishingwell on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 02:57:20 AM PST

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    •  but having said that (1+ / 0-)
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      I will admit this election turned out far better than my predictions. I felt good about the House but I was not confident about the Senate.  I am glad my prediction of 4 in the Senate was dead wrong. Yahoo!

      I am out shopping for new Drapes.

      by wishingwell on Thu Nov 09, 2006 at 03:00:00 AM PST

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    •  I am gritting my teeth about (1+ / 0-)
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      Harold Ford Jr.'s loss, here in Tennessee.  I commented on a couple of posts that Tennessee was DEEP red, and got poo-poohed.  I am SO sorry that I was proven right.  Unfortunately, redneck racists still reign, here.

      But I agree that Ford still has a brilliant future in politics.  I hope he won't be disenhearted by this loss, and will run again, in the next election. The rednecks are dying off, slowly but surely, here in Tennessee.  And the new generation is much more enlightened and unaffected by such things as that slimy, racial commercial (courtesy of the Republicans), invoking the horrors of miscegenation, and interracial interaction, on any level.  They know that the Civil War is OVER, and that racial bias is unacceptable, in today's world.  Now, if we could just get enough of them to VOTE that way!

      He may be a bit to the right of my own political convictions, but he comes across as honest, sincere, and an outstanding potential member of the Senate.  I hope that if he runs again, the Democratic powers that be get solidly behind his candidacy, and contribute substantially to the success of his next campaign, both monitarily and with appearances by other members of the party who can positively influence his campaign.

      I apologize, in behalf of other like-minded Tennesseans, for Ford's loss. I did all I could--I voted for him.

    •  I found it mildly amusing... (0+ / 0-)

      When you look at the TN-Sen: Why I've given up on this race post from a couple days ago, it's interesting to note that Ford came much closer to winning than Lamont.  

      I didn't care much for Ford, but virtually pulling support for him right before the election while supporting another candidate with as-bad if not worse chances seems a little self-destructive.

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