It is not an uncommon view to say that politicians have forgotten about the people in the pursuit of high office and money from special interest groups.
When politicians discuss issues like jobs, education, and immigration, they seem to know the line of electability “we need more ______________, but they fail to understand that there are people behind these statements who need something beyond electoral buzzwords.
Even worse, a candidate for president went throughout the Southern United States blithering about cheesy grits as though the great people of Alabama and Mississippi were ignorant children needing to be talked down to.
Those people are people whose votes you need, you might want to act like you give a damn.
No party is above contempt in this regard, a great number of Democrats also treat their perspective voters as misbehaving children too.
How would the Romneys and Obamas of the world like it, if we just walked up to them, patted them on the head and cooed “That’s a good little presidential candidate”?