Do Democrats really want Obama to take them on a U-turn back to the left?
If the Democrats really want to embrace a rising star, they need look no further than Harold Ford, the young African American congressman from Tennessee who nearly captured a senate seat last month. Ford appreciates free markets and capitalism. He has boldly crossed party lines to vote to extend the investor tax cuts and expand tax-free savings accounts. He avoids class-warfare platitudes and embraces the Ownership Society. He???s optimistic ??? Reaganesque. And his pro-growth vision stands in stark contrast to Obama???s nanny-state predilection.
The good news for Obama is that there are about 700 days until Election Day 2008. If he decides to seek the Democratic nomination, he has time to change his message ??? perhaps after a few chats with Harold Ford.
Chat with Ford about what?--how to be Don Imus's favorite black politician and lose?