Both Luis and I went to law school with Harold Ford, Jr., who was in our first-year section at the University of Michigan Law School. At the time, we both knew Harold quite well.
Harold has written this op-ed in the NY Times. Harold wants to challenge Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the Democratic Party's nomination to the United States Senate from NY. Most interesting is that Harold is running unapologetically to the right of Senator Gillibrand, for Senator of NY mind you.
I have two questions for my friend Luis: first, has Harold correctly read the political tea leaves; is he right that Gillibrand is too liberal for NY? Second, if Harold fails in this challenge, is he done in politics?
UPDATE: Harold gave this interview to the NY Times recently. I'm also curious about what Luis thinks of the interview.