I have read quite afew diaries and comments yesterday from people that can't bring it upon themselves to back Harold Ford in the TN senate race against Bob Corker. It's your right not to of course, but it seems to me that if you want to criticize at this late stage of the game, you ought to offer a solution. To those who can't back Ford in our quest to take on the senate, who would be your ideal candidate for a TN senate seat? It need not be this year, let's say its in a hypothetical head to head with Corker or to take on Lamar Alexander (he seems to have totally vanished, BTW).
Who would this candidate specifically ( I want to see names) and why do you think this person would be a good Democratic candidate. IMHO, Ford is probably not conservative enough for many in TN, although I fervently hope not. Even the Democrats who win in TN, and there aren't that many these days, tend to be of the right. This is a state that is trending solidly away from us. I look at the TN House delegation and see conservative Demos like Jim Coooper and Lincoln Davis. I see a conservative governor like Phil Bredeesen. I also look at the past ten years of elections and see that people like Al Gore and Jim Sasser, fine men, but not even that liberal, got beaten here because they weren't conservative enough. Who would be a better candidate than Ford?
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