He’s going to be here in a few minutes to tape “The Brad Show” (the first one of the new season!). This should be fun. But I’m thinking I should have some questions ready for him. I’ve got at least one ready, from this release he put out yesterday:
Fellow Democrats —
The Democratic Party is a “big tent” of people committed to caring for those who are most vulnerable. Our party attracts many kind, compassionate people who are not inclined to “go for the jugular” — and that’s a good thing.
Republicans, on the other hand, are motivated by self-interest and a willingness to do anything to win. They’ll continue to win for years to come if we don’t change our ways.
I have earned a reputation as a tough guy, and while that may be unsettling to some of you, it’s exactly what our party needs right now. We don’t need a nice guy or gal at the helm. We need someone who can and will throw a punch at every opportunity. It’s how we will hold our elected leaders accountable, and it’s how we will allow our candidates to focus on sharing positive plans for the future rather than defending themselves from “mudslinging.”
I’ve included a web video in this message that I think you’ll enjoy. It’s an example of the sort of aggressive accountability that I will bring to the office every day as your next party chair.
I hope you’ll take a moment to watch it and share it with your friends.
If we work together and fight hard we will beat Republicans in South Carolina and usher in a new era of progress in the state we all love.
Of course, it’s not much of a question. I’m just going to say, “How’s it going, ‘Tough Guy’?” I’m going to say it all scornful, like one gangster to another.
But that’s not going to fill much airtime. So do you have any ideas for questions? Hurry up. He’ll be here in less than 15 minutes.