Gov. Phil Bredesen, apparently pouting because no one likes his idea for a superdelegate convention, now is trashing both Democratic candidates for president. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer
, "What scares me the most this year is that this is a tough election and McCain has enormous appeal. It would be a tough race for either Democratic candidate in Tennessee. . . . That's sobering to me." Here's more from the article:
In an interview Friday, he said that position was illustrated by a conversation he had recently in a restaurant near Chattanooga, Tenn.
"Four guys in a booth said, 'Phil, sit down, we voted for you,' and so I did," said the two-term governor, a moderate Democrat in a right-leaning state. "And one of them turns to me and says, 'We're all Democrats, who are you going to vote for? Hillary or Hussein?' "
The governor also helpfully volunteered that Democrats running in Tennessee are distancing themselves from both Obama and Clinton. "One of the superdelegates said to me, 'I'm in a swing district and both of them are poison to me,' " Bredesen said.
Gee, I wonder who that superdelegate was? The name Lincoln Davis springs to mind.
Today in the Chattanooga Times Free Press
, Bredesen added that he disagrees with Obama's remarks about small-town people, guns and religion. But he backtracked a little from the Inquirer
interview, saying the guys in the restaurant were probably Republicans and that “it is certainly possible" for Obama or Clinton to win Tennessee in November.