this comment from a couple of years ago vis a vis Harold Ford, Jr.
"You know," he mused, "I've been in county politics all my life, been elected to a thing or two, and that's the sorriest thing I've seen in a while. That young man stood next to me for near ten minutes and not once did he ask for my vote."
Leopards don't change their spots, even ambitious, media savvy and supposedly politically astute leopards.
I'm just sayin'.