I have not seen much evidence of Obama being in touch with small-town Kentucky, but after reading David Plouffe's new book, The Audacity to Win, I have become convinced that he knows what it takes to run a business.
If anyone has ever dreamed of being an office holder, 2010 is the year to do it. There are going to be several situations where voters elect a complete unknown, just to express their anger about the incumbent.
This is a story we know too well: Wall Street vs. Main Street. Irresponsible behavior leads to bonuses for the former while working hard and playing by the rules leads to unemployment and foreclosure for the latter.