Kasim Reed’s shtick at home is one of bipartisan cooperation with Republicans inside the state Capitol.
But when he is on NBC’s “Meet the Press” – today was what, his fourth appearance this year? – the mayor of Atlanta isn’t on camera to appeal to the middle. Reed is there to do damage on behalf of President Barack Obama.
This morning, Reed was out to highlight GOP dissatisfaction with Mitt Romney in particularly Southern terms:
From the transcript:
Kasim Reed: The best analysis of this election this year that I’ve heard was from a Republican friend that I was having dinner with. He said that this guy is defective. He said he’s like being a– a bad NASCAR driver on a rich team. He said no matter how good the car is, no matter how bad the pit crew is, the driver has got to drive the car. And this guy puts it on the wall every single time. He puts it…
Bay Buchanan: If he shows…
Reed: …no, no, no, wait a minute, ma’am, I’ll let you speak. He puts it on the wall when he says let GM go bankrupt. He puts it on the wall when he says let 47 percent of the people. I don’t have to concern– concern myself with. He puts it on the wall when he travels across seas, goes to the U.K., offends one of our strongest allies. He repeatedly puts it on the wall and makes mistakes. And that’s why we’re where we are 44 days out.
One question that stands out: Who’s this Republican friend that Reed has dinner with?
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider