Feb 2, 2010

Karl Rove: Harold Ford, Jr. Is 'Articulate, Attractive' [Strange Bedfellows]

(1.) How have white people still not learned to stop marveling at "articulate" black leaders? (2.) This should make a good attack ad for incumbent New York Senator and Ford competitor Kirsten Gillibrand.

The man behind the George W. Bush curtain gave an interview to The Memphis Daily, which asked for thoughts on ex-Tennesseean Harold Ford, Jr. Rove either hates Harold, or is suffering from the delusion that his praise could help any contemporary politician, much less a New York Democrat who is having trouble proving he's liberal enough:

He's a guy with a lot of intelligence and a lot of drive and ambition, and (incumbent Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is) a weak candidate. We'll see how it plays out. He's an aggressive campaigner.

He's had a few missteps here at the beginning, but … (Ford) is an articulate, attractive candidate who can sway crowds. He needs to have a message that resonates with New Yorkers. New York has been accepting of candidates who've moved in from elsewhere. Robert Kennedy, as you know, was elected to the Senate from New York even though he was from Massachusetts, and former first lady Hillary Clinton was elected to the Senate from New York even though she spent most of her adult years in Arkansas.


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