Former Governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, recently sat down with MSNBC for an interview and said:
I didn’t think the Kavanaugh thing was handled properly. I’m a believer in the notion that the role of the Senate is to respect the fact that a president has the right to appoint the Supreme Court justices and ones that — who agree with his philosophy and political philosophy, and the role of the Senate is to, you know, make sure that there is competence and ability to perform is there. We drifted away from that. I mean, not that long ago, Ginsburg could get 95 plus votes and Scalia who got 95 plus votes and that to me is very much the way we ought to be acting. I thought the immediately coming out against anybody that Trump put up was a mistake in terms of broadening the base of the party and attracting people in.
He went on to say:
If I lose, I think it will just be because the national Democratic brand is a problem in general for me, and it will be because I haven’t succeeded in making the case well enough that I’m different enough from that to be considered. I think my party, Democratic Party is at its best when it’s sort of getting out of this stuff and gets back to being a strong muscular party that’s really focused on opportunity for working class and middle class Americans.
While completely accurate, this is not something a winning candidate says.