Harold Ford refused to talk about policy issues in a recent interview with the New York Daily News, the paper claims.

The New York transplant, who's considering a primary run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), made clear to the Daily News that he would only talk about the reasons he may launch a bid, and not policy issues. It's difficult at first glance to see how those are distinct categories.

The interview was "granted under the condition that the questions be limited to his rationale for running, and not issues," the Daily News reports.

Nevertheless, Ford seemed to bridge that barrier during the interview while responding to jokes about his regular pedicure regimen.

"This race isn't about feet, it's about issues," Ford said.

Ford's potential campaign hasn't gotten off to the smoothest start. In a New York Times interview last week, Ford mentioned dining at the St. Regis Hotel, socializing with the owners of both the Jets and the Giants, using a private chauffer and flying around New York in a helicopter. 

Perhaps in an effort to compensate for the somewhat elitist-sounding Times interview, the Daily News chat took place in an "International House of Pancackes on W. 135th."