Democratic sources say that former Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford Jr. -- who relocated to New York City after his unsuccessful Senate bid in 2006 -- has been talking about the possibility of running against vulnerable rookie New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
Ford, who was mentioned as a possible appointee to replace Hillary Clinton in late 2007, has reportedly told associates that he's skeptical about the idea. But he may have commissioned a poll to test his popularity, according to a Tuesday night post on DemocraticUnderground.com.
I’m thinking no. There’s the whole Merrill Lynch thing and the whole South thing and the whole conservative thing. But mostly I think the South thing won’t fly in New York.
Just a hunch. You know, that “y’all aren’t from around here, are ya?” thing goes both ways. And please don’t bring up Hillary Clinton because she was a completely different scenario.