Harold E. Ford Jr., is the 2 million dollar a year Wall Street guy, a carpetbagger who migrated to New York, from Tennessee, after losing the 2006 U.S. Senate race there. He wins the prize for one of the most ungracious political concessions ever. He withdrew his challenge to Senator Kristin Gillibrand due to a lack of support from the Democratic party, who did not think he could best her in a primary. It was also believed that the vulnerable Democrats did not want the distraction of an embarrassing intra-party smackdown that might open the field to a Republican challenger, as they lose their hold on the majority in the house and senate.
Citing his desire to do what was in the Party’s best interest, Ford withdrew his challenge to Gillibrand. But not without first boasting that “he could have beat her.”
It must have been past time for his nap. Way past time.