I like this part of Craig Ford mulls Alabama governor's race in '14:
“Alabama needs a common working class governor,” Ford said.
… but this is less than thrilling:
He describes himself as a “pro-gun” conservative Democrat and family man.
The story doesn't quote him on what, besides “pro-gun,” makes him conservative, but Ford is supposedly fond of saying:
“You can be conservative, pro-life and opposed to new taxes and still be a Democrat.”
There is far more than a dime's worth of difference between the two parties, but it doesn't show when Democrats put forth spineless, accomodating candidates. In a race between Republican and Republican-lite, don't you think most people will just vote for the authentic Republican? Alabama needs a real choice in 2014 and we need to field a Democrat brave enough to stand up for working people vs. the Republican puppet we have now.