Obama‘s problem is he doesn‘t seem like a guy who can go into an Applebee‘s salad bar and people think he fits in naturally there. He has to change to be more like that Applebee‘s guy and as he‘s done that he‘s become much more transactional. Much more, I‘m going to deliver this and this and this to you on policy. –David Brooks in the New York Times
The problem here is that Applebee’s does not have a salad bar. This might seem like a minor nit, but when you are accusing someone else of being “out of touch” with common people, it might help if you actually have a clue about the lives of those people.