Gov. Phil Bredesen has stepped in it again. This time, his commentary on Barack Obama's candidacy was so clever that the Republican National Committee felt compelled to distribute it
to reporters. It just landed in our inbox. Imagine the guffaws of the GOP operatives as they hit the send buttons.
“I think that unless it gets closer than it is today we’re not going to see an awful lot of the presidential campaign,” Bredesen told reporters in Kingsport.
The governor is correct, of course. McCain leads Obama by up to 17 points in polling in Tennessee, and no one sees this state as winnable for the Democrat. But Bredesen isn't supposed to say that out loud. Smarter politicians would find more discreet ways to answer questions on this topic without giving ammo to the opposition. But then Bredesen isn't very smart politically, is he? He also says he thinks he's on Obama's short list for running mates. ("It’s an honor to be on people’s short list [for vice president].") That's delusional.