Wednesday, November 8


A thought about Harold Ford, Jr. His concession speech last night was a tableau of grace. This guy is just 36 years old, yet he is so articulate, so polished, and so genuinely sincere, he surely has a big career in politics ahead of him. Some may not have appreciated his final words, in which he quoted Ephesians 6:12 ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, and against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in heavenly places."), but I thought it was incredibly apt.

"These moments are moments you can either shrink form or grow from," says Ford Jr.

Ford said he was going to pray for strength to grow and be a better person. He also asked his supporters at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis not to get angry about the defeat.

There's another Tennessee Senate seat, and when Lamar Alexander decides to retire, you can bet that Harold Ford, Jr. will be back.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

After a whole campaign of being overwhelmed with Ford's political adeptness, the concession speech was so touching I actually wept.
I, too, thought the speech was on target. But where did he get the strength to exhibit such dignity and godliness at such a dark hour? I was a supporter throughout the campaign, but after that speech, I will be a lifetime supporter of anything this man undertakes.

5:51 PM  

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