He's a purely political animal. The very definition, even.
He's extremely handsome, well-mannered, has an appealing personality, very smart, and can speak convincingly. Having said that, he should be the GOP's worst nightmare.
But he's not.
The Dems don't realize that personal and political ambition can override one's loyalty to a political party. Their snubbing of him and the late Maynard Jackson could very well bite them in the butt.
I hope you're right. It's occurred to me on occasion (for example, when watching him on Fox & Friends), that Ford might be a good candidate to come over to our side. If he's that politically savvy, surely he sees that it could be a good move for him. If he's smart he'll stay where he is for about four years, not p.o. the republicans in a major way, gain more experience and prestige, and see how the next two elections go. By that time he could be a major pick-up for the republicans.