Since January Harold Ford Jr.—the Wall Street executive from Tennessee who threatened to take on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary—has confounded us with weird references to electric cord whippings, pedicures and parakeets, but now he says he won't run after all. We'll miss you Ford, but at least we'll have one last dance: the non-carpetbagger has penned the official announcement, an opinion piece for Times. Ford says if he ran the primary would be "brutal and highly negative," leaving the state vulnerable to a Republican win. His solution: do nothing. “I refuse to do anything,” he writes, “that would help Republicans win a Senate seat in New York, and give the Senate majority to the Republicans.”