Ford Returns to Morning Joe, ‘Not Deterred or Discouraged’

After voluntarily suspending his MSNBC contract during his quasi-campaign, Harold Ford Jr. went back to the friendly confines of Morning Joe this morning to talk about why he had left the race. (A spokesperson for NBC confirmed his contract as an analyst is back on.)

Here’s a summary:

“The notion that liberals didn’t accept me is just wrong.”

“Money wasn’t an issue.”

“The press was caught up with carpetbagging; voters didn’t care about that.”

“The last thing I wanted to see was for this seat to go Republican.”

And, in case you weren’t sure whether he’s leaving the door open:

“I’m not deterred or discouraged by this at all, we’ll continue to move forward and I hope another opportunity presents itself.”