Ford Jr. wears camo on MSNBC Update: a video report from TN

posted at 4:07 pm on November 7, 2006 by Ian

It’s Harold Ford, GI!

In a last minute attempt to garner votes, Democratic Senate candidate Harold Ford Jr. wore a camo hat during his appearance on MSNBC. He’s going for the NRA crowd.

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John Kerry did not approve of Ford’s message.

UPDATE: Ford Jr. appeared on MSNBC about an hour later wearing a different hat:
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Update: InstaPundit reports from the Tennessee street–if Ford is depending on the young vote, he’s likely to be disappointed.


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Ian, that looks like a hunters cap, not a GI cap.

EFG on November 7, 2006 at 4:09 PM

That shameless little ho.

ahem on November 7, 2006 at 4:10 PM

I wonder if he has ever gotten a hunting permit.

EFG on November 7, 2006 at 4:10 PM

Yeah, it’s a hunter hat (I wrote that line so I’m to blame, btw). Ford must think the gun nut vote is going against him. We’ll know he thinks he’s in trouble if he whips out a Daniel Boone hat.

Bryan on November 7, 2006 at 4:12 PM

Harold’s gotta reeel puurrrty mouf

The Ugly American on November 7, 2006 at 4:13 PM

No one in that picture looks happy.

Slublog on November 7, 2006 at 4:13 PM

OMG..I nearly spit water onto my company-owned computer in my cubicle. That’s a funny picture!

SouthernGent on November 7, 2006 at 4:13 PM

He’s so transparent it’s sick.

p0s3r on November 7, 2006 at 4:14 PM

Maybe he and Kerry will be carrying their “Ooshi” tonight.

jugger on November 7, 2006 at 4:16 PM

‘Can I get me a hunting license here?’

Readymade on November 7, 2006 at 4:16 PM

He looks as natural as Teddy Kennedy at an AA meeting.

Valiant on November 7, 2006 at 4:20 PM

Whats next a banjo?

EnochCain on November 7, 2006 at 4:21 PM

Notice that MSNBC pastes the bottom of the screen with the caption … “Conservative Democrats?”

They might as well be on the payroll.

Gregor on November 7, 2006 at 4:21 PM

Camo hat? What a pathetic desperate pandering loser. Sadly he could never look as ridiculous as Kerry during his hunting expedition… or in the bunny suit… or playing football… or headbutting a soccer ball… or…..

RightWinged on November 7, 2006 at 4:26 PM

Rest assured THIS Tennessean isn’t fooled by his charade! My tick went to Corker!

Travis on November 7, 2006 at 4:27 PM

Anyone notice that there are the same 4 people behind him? left to right – lady, man in red tie, little old ladie in weird hat, old man with funky tie.

What’d they do, glue those folks in place for an hour?

BacaDog on November 7, 2006 at 4:28 PM

It looks like he was for hunting before he was against it.

MarkM on November 7, 2006 at 4:29 PM

Be wery wery qwiet… I’m hiding from Cheney… ehehehehhehe

E L Frederick on November 7, 2006 at 4:30 PM

Anyone ever watch NASCAR? The winner usually wears about 6 different caps during the interview in the winners circle…

jeffshultz on November 7, 2006 at 4:32 PM

That’s a Democrat for you: All appearance and image and no substance. Vote for me because I look like I will support the military!

Speaking of appearance, there is no way that Harold Ford, Jr, is African-American. The guy is white.

januarius on November 7, 2006 at 4:33 PM

Just goes to show the lengths he’ll go to steal our white wimmin!!!

BigOrangeAxe on November 7, 2006 at 4:33 PM

He changes hats as fast as Kerry changes his mind!

Red-Ex on November 7, 2006 at 4:36 PM

I heard this rumor that he was African-American. Isn’t that weird?

I’m kind of glad he’s not, so that they could, you know, keep race out of the campaigns …

Professor Blather on November 7, 2006 at 4:36 PM

I think the Fat Lady is walking to the mic for Ford.

Kai on November 7, 2006 at 4:37 PM

What about an IRONMAN WATCH, like Clinton And Gore sported on the cover of TIME…..’member that?????

Common guys, just like US…..

BBBLLLlllllllleeeeeeeeccccccccccccK.

seejanemom on November 7, 2006 at 4:39 PM

He’s so transparent it’s sick.

p0s3r on November 7, 2006 at 4:14 PM

Hey, I told you: keep race out of this!

Besides, he’s not “transparent.” He’s a “see-through American.” Get with the program.

Professor Blather on November 7, 2006 at 4:39 PM

Can anyone say “Dukakis”.

High Desert Wanderer on November 7, 2006 at 4:41 PM

LOL, gasp, gasp, LOL I almost Kerrye’ in my pants

BobK on November 7, 2006 at 4:42 PM

That is the picture of the day, unless someone catches Hamsher blowing a gasket as Lamont gets buried by 15 points.

Clark1 on November 7, 2006 at 4:42 PM

What’s next? Maybe a Grand Dragon cone hat …borrowed from old Byrd. Gotta scoop up those undecided Crackers, dontcha know…..

seejanemom on November 7, 2006 at 4:45 PM

Anyone else notice how he looks like a really worn out version of Mark Hamill… you know, maybe how Luke Skywalker would look after 10 years of dealing with the Senate on Coruscant?

jeffshultz on November 7, 2006 at 4:48 PM

Here’s a better image, Harold Ford Jr. in camo with the Confederate flag!!!:

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/061107/photos_ts/2006_11_07t152754_450x313_us_usa_elections

BJ on November 7, 2006 at 4:49 PM

Here’s a better image, Harold Ford Jr. in camo with the Confederate flag!!!:

see, I told you, stand by for the Grand Dragon Cone.

DUNCE CONE, more like it……

seejanemom on November 7, 2006 at 4:54 PM

I don’t think he would pass THE TEST.

seejanemom on November 7, 2006 at 4:56 PM

Someone photoshop a mickey mouse hat onto that poseur.

infidel4life on November 7, 2006 at 4:56 PM

He must have thought he was being interviewed on Fox and went for the redneck cap. When he realized his mistake, he went for the blue LA Dodgers-esque cap to appeal to the libs.

BohicaTwentyTwo on November 7, 2006 at 4:59 PM

Oops. First link didn’t work. This should work.:

Harold Ford Jr. in camo with Confederate flag!

BJ on November 7, 2006 at 4:59 PM

The RealTree pattern sets off his eyes.

natesnake on November 7, 2006 at 5:02 PM

All you photoshop folks should see just how many hats Mr. Ford can wear.

bloggless on November 7, 2006 at 5:05 PM

IMO Tennessee IS the gun vote.

bloggless on November 7, 2006 at 5:06 PM

His cap may say “hunter,” but his eyes say “deer looking at the headlights.”

chsw

chsw on November 7, 2006 at 5:13 PM

He threw this race away two weeks ago. I don’t mind that he’s trying to get votes right up until the end. Every politician does this. At this point I just hope that the race isn’t so close that this might make any difference.

cms on November 7, 2006 at 5:18 PM

The Danger of silly hats.

Bill C on November 7, 2006 at 5:23 PM

BTW, the URL I get from your trackback link does not appear to work on Haloscan. I am stupid so please tell me what I am doing wrong, slowly.

Bill C on November 7, 2006 at 5:29 PM

Can I get me a huntin’license here……
Didn’t work in ’04 either..
What an idiot!

Kingrhino…out!

kingrhino on November 7, 2006 at 5:44 PM

Is nothing sacred anymore?

NTWR on November 7, 2006 at 5:49 PM

He must be under the impression that the 2nd Amendment is about hunting. No wonder he couldn’t pass the bar exam. As far as the youth vote in Tennessee goes, a lot of them are sportsmen who snorted audibly at the thought of Jon Cary “stalking” deer with his trusty double barreled shotgun while crawling through the woods. Y’know, tracking, moving…playing the wind. Junior’s not gonna fool them with a hat trick.

hmmm. Playing the wind…that’s oddly appropriate. Enough blogging, though. I gotta go clean my AK-47. It’s deer season down here, you know.

Barntender on November 7, 2006 at 5:51 PM

For his next act, he’ll be singing Rocky Top with Playmates on each arm.

Good grief.

JammieWearingFool on November 7, 2006 at 6:00 PM

…first, one pic to fool the “crackers”…then one to fool the “brothers”…then, for good measure, one with the battleflag to fool the “crackers” again, ’cause they need extra foolin’….

…win or lose, will he get called on it? Naaaaaaaah….

Puritan1648 on November 7, 2006 at 6:33 PM

The caption says that the second pic is an hour later than the first. With the same people standing in the same places? I doubt it. More like a NASCAR driver swapping sponsor hats ever few seconds after a victory to make sure every logo gets airtime.

Hmm, just read again. It AIRED an hour later on MSNBC, so no deception there. The NASCAR analogy is still applicable.

Freelancer on November 7, 2006 at 6:51 PM

Maybe John Kerry should lend him his barn jacket.

CP on November 7, 2006 at 7:12 PM

Is a pix in a tank next?

Wade on November 7, 2006 at 7:18 PM

Now that the britney conspiracy worked, we are all waiting for that Moore idiot to declare he is going on a diet!!! That will really keep the libs glued to the set.

bloggless on November 7, 2006 at 7:47 PM

Some of these comments remind me of those Democrats who would never say in public that they think the troops are ignorant, but when they’re together chatting just can’t help themselves.

Donnah on November 7, 2006 at 9:57 PM