Video: Harold Ford says Republicans don’t love, but just fear God (Update: Corker responds)
posted at 5:16 pm on October 29, 2006 by Ian
Harold Ford Jr., the Tennessee Democrat running for the U.S. Senate, spoke to an audience in Paris, Tennesse on Saturday afternoon. Quoting Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN), Ford Jr. told the crowd “Republicans fear the Lord, Democrats fear and love the Lord”.
HAROLD FORD, JR.: My friend Lincoln Davis who chairs our campaign says there are, there’s one big difference between us and misfortunate Republicans when it comes to our faith: he said that Republicans fear the Lord; he said Democrats fear AND love the Lord
Update (Allahpundit): How do you demonstrate your fear of God? By shooting campaign commercials in a church, of course.
Update (Bryan): I’m a Christian and a Republican. I used to think Harold Ford was decent and intelligent. With this “fear and love” business, though, he’s lost me.
Oh, and just imagine if a Republican said something like that.
Update (Ian): Corker responds (hat tip: Stop the ACLU):