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October 02, 2006

HAROLD FORD, JR. IS UP BY FIVE PERCENT in the latest Rasmussen poll. How smart is Ford? He's a regular on "Southern Roots Radio," a local hard-right talk radio show. I haven't heard his appearances, but a colleague was telling me at lunch that he does quite well.

As with Phil Bredesen, this willingness to engage people rather than coming across as condescending has paid big dividends. Other Democrats might want to take note.

UPDATE: Apparently, I'm a shill for the Democrats. Reader Jim Chandler emails:

You'll be laughing out of the other side of your liberal mouth when your butt buddy, Harold Jr., gets his ass kicked in the election. You guys must be long lost, separated brothers.

Well, we're both extraordinarily handsome men, but I don't think the resemblance goes beyond that.