Kirsten Gillibrand has not done much to show that she’s going to be a great, progressive Senator, but she has voted pretty well. NY could do better, but they could also do much worse.
They may get much worse if Harold Ford Jr. jumps into the race. Ford represents the worst part of the Democratic party. Unapologetically corporatist, proud of being moderate, and mind-numbingly boring.
Maybe he can’t even win, though. Back when he was running for Senate, he was on the shortlist of Dems most likely to be President. He was the golden boy. He was supposed to be Barack Obama. Now he runs the DLC and shows up on MSNBC to give crappy, John Madden-like political analysis.
Let’s hope that if there Democratic primary challengers to Gillibrand, they are actual Democrats.