This comment on my post about the state of the state hit the nail on the head.
"I talked about the speech on my blog this evening, and after watching it, I couldn't help but ask: Was it me, or was Bredesen publicly launching his re-election campaign by sounding like a Republican?
(Run like Reagan, govern like Clinton...?)
David Oatney "
Other reps said similar things "He SPOKE like a republican" or "He gave a republican speech without the facts to back it up".