Honestly, I've never been a fan of Harold Ford and he's made quite an ass of himself of late backtracking on conservative issues he once held (i.e. flip-flopping on abortion and gay marriage). But whatever, because Ford seems to be getting the most heat for his possible run senator in the state of New York because he's a "carpetbagger":
After she left the White House in 2000, Hillary Clinton moved to New York and only 3 years later became the state's junior senator. Don't recall liberals here getting all bent-out-of-shape over that move. So could it be that Ford's Tennessee (aka 'Southerner') roots are what's really pissing the Left off? Especially in New York? Absolutely. Funny that Ford doesn't mention Billary (and RFK Jr.) more when faced with "carpetbaggers" accusations.
Harold Ford Jr.—the probable opponent for Kirsten Gillibrand’s senate seat—likes to say he’s no carpetbagger, but he forgot to tie up a few loose ends when he left his home state of Tennessee. “I am a New Yorker, I am a New Yorker,” he repeated mantra-like on MSNBC, and yet he’s never filed a tax return for his Wall Street job in the state. Not just that, he still owns a condo in Memphis. According to his web site, he splits his time between New York and Tennessee. Need more damning facts? He has a Tennessee driver’s license (which is actually illegal for a New York resident it turns out) and has never voted in New York.Earlier Ford said that his tax returns are proof of his solid New York status, but now he’s amended that. "I'm in the process," said Ford on Thursday. "Let me be clear, I pay my quarterly estimates. I will file a return for the first time for last year come April, when taxes are to be filed. And if I become a candidate, I'll comply with all of the disclosures that candidates are asked to disclose." One accountant told the Daily News he may have to give up 10 percent of the income that was previously taxed only in his home state.