Chris Matthews and Senator Jon Tester discuss how Obama can connect with rural voters:
MATTHEWS: How does he get to the guy on the tractor?
TESTER: Well, I think he’s got to talk to the guy on the tractor. He has got to talk about rural policies. He has got to talk about the role of family farm and agriculture can play in this country’s energy independence. He’s got to talk about hunting and fishing opportunities and infrastructure needs in rural America. I think that’s how you do it.
You got to talk to him, talk about issues that they care about.
I really don’t know why Senator Obama has an issue with rural voters. I mean, look at this picture. It screams, “farmer!”