Harold Ford Next DLC Chair

Harold Ford’s consolation prize for making a strong run for Bob Corker’s Senate seat: the chairmanship of the Democratic Leadership Council. A solid choice, I think.

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  1. graywolf says:

    Has Harold Ford ever actually LIVED in Tennessee?

  2. James Joyner says:

    Yes, although mostly in DC. Not that it much matters for the DLC gig.

  3. graywolf says:

    That’s what I meant.
    Another “inside the beltway job” for someone “from” Tennessee.

    Like all those congressmen who lose and then never go back to their beloved homes.

  4. James Joyner says:

    Well, Congressmen build a network and skill set that’s mostly useful in the Beltway. Having a lot of contacts in Washington doesn’t really do you much good in Memphis.

  5. In any Howard Dean, M.D./Harold Ford battles I’ll be siding with the latter who’s sane and a Democrat who’s not all about Bush bashing.