Schumer rules NY

The departure of Harold Ford from the news in New York casts a different light on New York politics, a light that should have been guessed by all.

Upon his delay in appointing Senator Schumer’s choice of Senator Gillibrand, Governor Paterson’s polls suddenly fell off a cliff. Since that time he has had difficulty establishing himself as a credible candidate.

Now Harold Ford has dropped out of Senate contention too. His sole purpose in joining was to deliver media messages on behalf of Schumer.

“‘I refuse to do anything that would help Republicans win a Senate seat in New York, and give the Senate majority to the Republicans,’ [said Ford–HP]

This just occurred to him? The fact that a primary challenge to incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand would help Republican chances of winning the seat has been blindingly obvious since the day Ford began mulling a run.”

Schumer is the former head of the Democratic Party’s Senate campaign and a member of AIPAC.



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