"There doesn't seem to be anybody in the White House who's got any idea what it's like to lie awake at night worried about money and worried about things slipping away. They're all intellectually smart. They've got their numbers. But they don't feel any of it, and I think people sense that."
That's laughable, especially coming from the fabulously wealthy and weirdly aloof Bredesen. What's he talking about anyway? Obama has pursued a progressive agenda to make FDR proud. He saved the economy from another Great Depression. If anything, he wasn't bold enough. The stimulus should have been bigger. Health care reform is the Democratic Party's greatest achievement since the Sixties. It might have helped in the election if Democrats had tried defending these accomplishments. Taking their cues from Bredesen and his ilk, they ran from Obama instead.