Monday, October 16, 2006

Harold Ford vs Bob Corker for US Senate seat vacated by Presidential dope -- I mean hope -- Bill Frist

I watched "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," where one of George's stories was about the Senate race for the seat being vacated by video doctor and sometimes Senator Bill Frist. This race is being run by Democrat Harold Ford and Republican Bob Corker. Both are sensible guys. There's just something about Ford's demeanor that engenders himself to people. I cannot say the same for Corker. He seems more like a whiney dick.

Ford, if he wins, will be the first black Senator from a southern state since Reconstruction, so says the story. That is simply mind boggling. Are people in the South such politically retarded creatures that they haven't bothered to take seriously any black candidates? Or are there no black candidates? Is the specter of slavery so shockingly scary still?

Simply incomprehensible.