Why Harold Ford Lost
"It was this combination of hostility, immaturity, and poor character that I believe cost Ford a significant amount of votes from liberals - and therefore the election. Considering that Corker only won with a margin of less than 50,000 votes, that breaks down to about 21 votes per precinct."
According to the Crusader at Daily Kos, Ford lost his race for the Tennessee Senate seat because he is an ass. I'm not quoting Crusader, but that is what it boils down to. Ford went out of his way to emphasize his anti-abortion, anti-immigrant, pro-war credentials, making little distinction between himself and Corker.
Ford is a menace, but as we have seen with Carville's idiotic musings, the DLC loves him and will find some way to prop him up. Hopefully more intelligent minds will prevail and the stake will stay firmly implanted in his heart.