Has anybody seen Phil Bredesen’s latest campaign commercial? It is a very slickly-produced spot highlighted by the special effect of Phil passing picture frames from scene to scene just like that cool HP printer commercial from a while back. The production values are excellent and it makes Bredesen almost look like he’s actually made out of flesh and blood.
Now that just isn’t fair. Bredesen’s war chest is so deep that he is able to raise the level of production values to that of a national campaign by just using the change he found in the sofa of his living room in his multi-million dollar house. This is a man that won’t take a salary because he doesn’t want to take the pay cut and won’t move into the Governor’s Mansion because it’s too shabby compared to his own home.
Then you have poor Jim Bryson, the red-headed stepchild of the Tennessee Republican party. All their resources and celebrity support are being thrown at Bob Corker’s attempt to fight off the challenge of the other Republican in the Senate race, Harold Ford jr. It will be sad to see Jim try to combat Phil’s marketing machine by sitting there in a folding chair trying to draw a map of Mexico with a fence around it on it on an old Etch-a-Sketch.