Appearing on Nashville talk radio program Teddy Bart's Roundtable, erstwhile Senate wannabe Harold Ford, Jr. commented on the Kelo decision thusly:
I've always believed individual rights are a big thing..... but, I find value in the court's decision. As long as people are compensated fairly, I can appreciate the decision. Certain areas in our state are crying for development, if this decision helps - it's a positive.His instinct to straddle the middle does him poorly. Confidence in State and local government is at ebb tide right now in Tennessee. Pitching in with that lot just makes him look like he doesn't care about the little guys and gals he'll need in '06.
Watch for this to come back and haunt him next year.