Washington (CNN) – There is, apparently, an "I" in Team Harold.
In his 764 word New York Times op-ed outlining his reasons for not running for the U.S. Senate in New York, former Democratic Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. used the word "I" 27 times. He averaged use of the personal pronoun about once every 28 words.
In that context, he uses the word "I" far more than he mentions "New York" (seven times), "New Yorker" (six times), "constituents" (one time) and "voters" (zero) - combined.
For reference, according to the website wordcount.org, the word "I" is the 11th most commonly used word in the English language.