Voters' reaction to the idea of a public option means the president must express "humility" in his health care address Wednesday night, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said Tuesday.

"I think what you're looking at is folks on my side anxious to see what the president is going to say [Wednesday] night," Chambliss told Fox News. "I think he's going to have to express some humility based on what we've seen around the country here in August, and that's not his inclination."

Chambliss also took a moment to voice his dissatisfaction with the reform proposal pitched yesterday by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Although the Georgia senator did praise the Finance Committee chairman for including provisions for preventive care, Chambliss mostly ripped Baucus for proposing a tax on private insurance companies and a fine for individuals who decline insurance coverage.

"The administration wants a proposal on its desk that does move this country toward a universal health care or a government-sponsored health care system, and whatever plan they come up with is geared in that direction," Chambliss said of the new fees.