The early reviews are in and they're not pretty. From the NY Daily News:
A week after getting thrashed by Stephen Colbert as a flip-flopper, potential Senate candidate Harold Ford said he wanted to see if the comedian "wants to beat me up in person."
Ford got his answer Monday night when Colbert did exactly that on "The Colbert Report."
"Evidently, six minutes at my interview table counts as New York State residency," Colbert said to the former Tennessee congressman, who registered to vote here last fall.
It didn't get any better for Ford. Colbert began by pressing him on abortion, noting that in 2006, Ford called himself "pro-life" but now insists he has always been pro-choice.
As he has before, Ford insisted that by "pro-life" he meant he supported education, veterans benefits and other fundamental issues.
Next up? Gay marriage. Colbert pointed out that while Ford opposed the rite while running in Tennessee, he now supports it.
"Again, I think this is a great thing," Colbert said. "Because you're saying these things in the media capital of the world - New York City, gotcha-town. And you're saying come and gotcha me."