He was perceived as inspiring, but not really connecting to working people in a nuts-and-bolts kind of way.
Many of them seem to take greater interest in aviation than in the nuts-and-bolts of corporate operations.
If the issue of the day is jobs and the economy, Rick Perry is certainly the nuts-and-bolts kind of guy you want in there.
: Berger's nuts-and-bolts discussion of film-TV music
The fundamentals; the practical basics: the nuts and bolts of wildland preservation/ men who are dealing with the nuts and bolts of negotiations (1960+)