[Guest post by DRJ]
Barack Obama is slated to accept the Democratic nomination for President tomorrow at Denver’s Invesco Field before 80,000 supporters. The Politico reports that some Democrats are nervous the event will reinforce Obama’s image as a celebrity – especially given reports of the elaborate Greek temple staging – or that there will be problems with the outdoor venue.
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen has good political instincts and his advice hits the right tone:
“Bredesen also acknowledged that while he has concerns, Obama is a virtuoso performer who can’t be underestimated. “I don’t think that’s the right thing [to hold the event at Invesco Field], but they are not asking me and they have got a great track record so far,” he said. “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.”
Classic quote and good advice, too. Still, given Obama’s recent waffle on the issues, meeting at the “Waffle House” is a great image. (And No, I don’t think Bredesen meant it that way but it’s also funny that he might have.)