Then along came Barak Obama, and suddenly Harold Ford was yesterday's darling. He had to do something. There was a flurry of TV appearances, then rumors that Ford would be running for the Senate in 06. Then came the announcement that Senator Frist would be retiring. Now it's official -- Harold Ford filed federal paperwork yesterday to run for Frist's seat.
I'm excited. I'm ready to go," Ford said in telephone interview from Washington. He said his top issues will be energy reform, national security and education.