Ford on the Colbert Report

Harold Ford was on the Colbert Report last night. As Colbert remarked: "Evidently six minutes at my interview table counts as New York State residency." Ford continued to assert that he's "always been pro-choice" -- and said that his view on a same-sex marriage is "a changed position."

Colbert also recommended that Ford make a helicopter touch-and-go visit to Schenectady.

Kirsten Gillibrand was also on TV last night -- she talked with Rachel Maddow about Don't Ask, Don't Tell (KG is pushing for the policy to be repealed). That video is embedded after the jump.

Also: A Marist poll out yesterday reports that Gillibrand leads Ford in a hypothetical primary 44-27 (25 percent were "unsure").

And get this: the Marist poll also reported that Chuck Schumer's approval rating is now below 50 percent for the first time 2001.

Earlier on AOA:
+ It's on
+ Describing the candidates
+ Does she sound like a senator?
+ The quick scan of Ford/Gillibrand


It's gonna be fun watching Gillibrand mop the floor with this idiot.

Oh my goooooood I cannot believe how badly Ford's interview with the NYTimes went:

Q. Guns. Let’s talk about this issue.
A: I never got an A rating, like my opponent — would-be opponent — has enjoyed. I don’t own them. I do shoot them, and I shoot them at things that can’t shoot back. And will continue to do that. And by that, I want to be clear, I don’t mean children.

That's from the NY Times, not The Onion!

It sounded to me (I may be wrong), that Ford changed his opinion of such hot button issues as abortion and gay marriage rights just to align himself with liberal New York. If he was running for the senate in his native red state Tennessee, I doubt he would be expressing the same opinion. Just my thought.

By the way-- Ford: pwnd. Colbert: win.

Do New Yorkers have a third option on the ballot?

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