What all of this says to me is that all of these aggregate vote ratings are a lesser standard of judging a candidate’s record than individual examples of merit. It’s not just Ford who doesn’t get that, it’s lots of politicians, but Ford is trying to pull a fast one over on progressives and New York Democrats by throwing a bunch of numbers- many distorted- at us. No one should be fooled.
When it comes to assessing candidates like Harold Ford, or for that matter, Kirsten Gillibrand, aggregated vote scores are meaningless. Candidates who rely on them to sell themselves to voters should be questioned on what, specifically, they have done to merit such a score.