It avoids that treacly, touchy-feely ground on which Democrats so love to walk.
We are uncomfortable having the “touchy-feely” conversations with our buddies about sadness and guilt and stress.
And so every presidential campaign of the television age has pushed the touchy-feely button.
To consult with or inform as to an impending matter: Before you sign it you'd better touch base with your lawyer
[1980s+; fr touch all bases]