Phil Bredesen is at it again in Denver, helpfully supplying quotes to reporters looking for Democrats dumb enough to openly bad-mouth Barack Obama. The governor's become the go-to guy for Politico
. They ought to put him on the payroll.
Bredesen's latest insights?
Instead of speaking at a football stadium tonight about "hope and change and stuff," Obama ought to go to the Waffle House to communicate with the commoners. Bredesen knows what he's talking about because, as we all are aware, his own electoral success is attributable to his common touch, not his big pile of money. Of course, Obama should keep it simple, "just one or two things" that'll improve the lives of the Waffle House slubs. (That's not condescending, is it?) More from the governor
“We already know he is a rock star, we already know he can bring 85,000 people together in a stadium. He has done it multiple times. He needs to talk to people who haven’t made up their minds yet."
“I would love to see him out showing a certain kind of humility, being in touch with people who go to breakfast at the Waffle House, sending a message.”
“What he’s got to do is get more specific — not so much in terms of putting out white papers — but really explaining to some of these undecided voters why is your life going to be better if you elect me. I’m not talking about hope and change and stuff.”
“It’s a different message for them." The Obama campaign should reach out to them by emphasizing “just one or two things” he’ll do to improve the plight of people who shop at Wal-Mart.