Skip to comments.MSNBC contributor and former Dem Rep. Harold Ford: Scott Walker got 'lucky'
Posted on 06/06/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT by Rufus2007
On Wednesdays broadcast of MSNBCs Morning Joe, former Tennessee Democratic Rep. Harold Ford offered his theory on why last nights Wisconsin recall election went in Republican Gov. Scott Walkers favor: He got a little lucky.
Fords co-panelist, former Vermont Democratic Gov. Howard Dean, blamed money and Morning Joe co-host Willie Geist asked why the Democratic side is unable to match the Republican side when it comes to money, since the rules are the same for everyone.
You know, its a good question, and its one that will play out and be answered over the coming months, Ford replied. I look at a little differently than the governor does. I think the money aspect is important and was important. But I think at some level, you look at what happened in Ohio when Gov. Kasich overreached on collective bargaining rights for voters. They put [it] on the ballot, it was voted down, and he lost that and repented in many ways and changed his ways.
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Got lucky?...We’ll show you who gets lucky in November, Jackass!
Well, I suppose he was lucky. There just weren’t enough people in the old-age homes and the loony bins to bus around to all the polls. And they just couldn’t manage to get more than 115% of the people in Madison to vote. And the dead were feeling a bit lazy yesterday. And . . . .
To win by one vote,I would call lucky.
Money My @$$!!
the unions spent a fortune to no avail....(I hope it broke their retirement funds...)
they need to get their heads out of their collective fundaments....
I had to watch this this morning! Ford was hysterical, Mika suicidal and Howard Dean was living in some fantasy world that spun this as a success for the Dems. I then went on to the quickly balding Chuck Todd who was chewing his tie.
good...keep thinking like this, avoid reality and stay ignorant...then lets see what happens in November...
It was Venus passing in front of the sun LOL or maybe he found a penny
The MSNBC Klux Klan and the Unions wasted $110 MILLION DOLLARS on these two recalls, and thay have NOTHING to show for it, and 15 months of ginned-up media hate.
The spin today is simply stunning.
Gov. Walker won by a larger margin last night than he did in the first election. That is not luck. We Bonked some Donkeys last night!!!
LOL....as usual the left has got it’s head up where the sun don’t shine ;)
This might date my days.
Remember BO (Before Obama) days, this guy was hailed as the Rising Star in the Dem party as ‘clean and articulate’ different from Jesse Jackson/Al Sharpton’s cloth?
My, how much had changed.....
Harold Ford was talking out of his armpit.
53.2% to 46.3% is a difference of 6.9%. Not close, but not a blowout/landslide, the threshold for which was 20% a few decades ago, but even today, rests at 10%.
Well..according to my own calculations...FRAUD made up about 8 points or so in the last hours last night, trying to “steal things” for the demons once again. BUT thankfully—they just “miscalculated” how much they would need to steal it-—and ran out of time—and voters—before the race was called—and realized that to do any more—would look so OBVIOUS..
IOW_-The Lord was on our side this time—and said...NOT THIS TIME—DEMONS!!
Yes, that is an extra little bonus: they won’t have that money to buy themselves anything else.
It’s all slipping away. Suck it, alphabet networks.
Do you have a source for the amounts spent? All I've seen in the MSM is an account of how Walker outspent Barrett 7 to 1.
Next time they'll spend less on TV and more on buses from Michigan.
I will tell you who “got lucky”, Ford. Barack Hussein Obama got lucky.
1. He had a wimp for an opponent in 2008.
2. His primary opponents were an overbearing loud mouthed woman with no private sector experience and a Breck Girl.
Obamugabe got lucky.
Yep... a fortune that went to fund supply operations, campaign infrastructure and personnel. And... sweet irony here... who's employment numbers will benefit?
who’s = whose
Lucky that some left-wing fruitcake didn’t bomb his house?
Dems wasted some 36 Million on the previous recall election, and the Supreme Court election.
The Unions ALONE spent $60 Million on the Walker Recall, that has been documented in NUMEROUS media stories. The Eight Mil Barrett spent, plus the millions thrown at this in the last week, all add up.
GEE, THE MEDIA WOULDN’T BE LYING TO YOU AGAIN, WOULD THEY?
And the dead were feeling a bit lazy yesterday. And . . . .
and apathetic? LOL
LOL - you're good Cicero.
Just an observation...
Would that not be contributions to Walker exceeded Barrett 7 to 1?
If that is true and using a rough figure of 60 million, then contributions to Walker were in the 420+ million range.
I think the 7 to 1 claim is incorrect.
Thanks for the response. However, all I see is $10m from the Hill, as described in the following excerpt:
Unions combined to spend more than $10 million on the race and were the driving force behind the recall effort.
Are you certain this wasn't a case of erroneously adding amounts from overlapping news stories that you read?
Most media articles say Barrett raised $4m and Walker raised $30m. They're dishonestly leaving out the union number which, from the Hill, is $10m. That would make it $30m to $14m or about 2 to 1.
i guess obama got luck too with 53.7% of the vote...
Thanks for the chart. That would make the anti-Walker union number about $16m. Add on Barrett's $4m and we have Walker's $30m to Barrett's $20m, plus something that's hard to value - unlimited free and favorable media coverage for Barrett.
“Harold Ford was talking out of his armpit.”
Harold really knows something about “lucky,” he’s the only one in his family who is not in jail You just have to wonder who’s left back in Memphis running the “family funeral home.”
This is a positive sign for us but let’s not overvalue it.
You know if the parties were reversed,and the Dems had won,it would be a landslide.
Thanks for the lesson,I need numbers and %.
You know who is lucky??
Harold recently married a beautiful white woman didn’t he??
I would say he is the one who got lucky!!!!
He has been quiet for quite sometime and now coming back out..those Liberal can really make one chuckle...
You’ve got to deduct the fraud votes, make an educated guess and figure another 7% would have been added to the conservative side, thus about 14%. I think that is a more accurate number. I certainly don’t think the one dem senator who won actually won, I think he was pushed in due to fraud. I hope someone checks it out.
Let the left keep whistling past the graveyard ignoring the total collaspe of the obama led socialist democrats. I would expect nothing less from the HIDE THE DECLINE PARTY. Viewing some of the whoppers coming from CNN and MSNBC I can see why their ratings are in the toilet.
All this nonsense about who spent more is ridiculous. The union thugs spent plenty and they picked the fight. I am glad they spent it, gives them less money to support the obamanation.
They stole money from the taxpayer to put on a recall without merit. The money used to hold a recall election could have been used to “help” the poor, feed children or whatever. Just goes to show that they are not interested in anything but their selfish interests.
They should reimburse the taxpayers for their stupidity, but they are so used to stealing the taxpayer’s money that they think it is their right to do so.
Shouldn’t have brought a water gun to a gunfight. Sheesh!
Kasich caved, he didn’t “repent”. The crap voters overruled him so what choice did he have.
Ford is an idiot. Who would pay him to be on TV? He makes Obama look like a man of substance.