Phil Bredesen Talks To The Politico

27 03 2008

I’m sure you guys have already seen this article. I’ve been sadly remiss in my blog-reading the last few days.

In an interview this week with Politico, Bredesen said flatly that if the contentious slog continues until the Democrats’ late-August convention in Denver, the party would have a vastly diminished chance of recapturing the White House.

“They have a much steeper, rockier hill to climb if it goes to the convention,” the governor said over a dinner of rockfish and red wine. “You’re going to spend this whole summer — and lots of money and time and effort — trying to convince people that whoever isn’t eventually nominated, isn’t electable.

“That’s a heck of a hole to climb out of come the first of September,” he added. “What’s been going on for the last 90 days just gets worse and worse as the summer goes on.”

Bredesen also joined House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in warning that superdelegates should not overturn the outcome from primaries and caucuses.

If Obama were denied the nomination by Democratic insiders after winning the party’s popular vote, Bredesen said, “There would be hell to pay in the party for a long time to come.”

The rest of the interview is here.

Is Bredesen making a move with this?




3 responses

27 03 2008

There is some talk in the Obama contingent here in Knoxville that Bredesen could be a VP pick. Don’t think so, but maybe he wants something.

27 03 2008

Molly, that’s what I’m thinking. I can’t help but wonder what he wants though.
A mystery. 😉

27 03 2008

Not too familiar with Bredesen, but would he be a viable pick for some cabinet level position?

Or is he getting in good with the national party for some sort of future Senate run?

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