Michael – I’ve gotten a lot of the same email. Off the top of my head, I don’t think Ford’s a good pick because: 1) I’m pretty sure he’s too young and would have to be sworn in four months after the election. 2) From what I’ve heard, excessive media scrutiny is not in his interest. 3) He couldn’t deliver Tennessee, as you note. 4) Wouldn’t Kerry seem like another Mondale? The comparison to Mondale-Ferraro isn’t perfect, but it ain’t that far off either. 5) I think he would look unqualified for the job next to Cheney and would be much more likable than Kerry, the worst of both worlds.