So what was Chris Matthews advice to Obama after watching him, in his own words, lose the debate? “Watch more MSNBC!” He goes on to essentially admit that MSNBC has their “knives out” for Mitt Romney. You can’t make this stuff up!
Here’s my question for Obama: I know he likes saying he doesn’t watch cable television but maybe he should start. Maybe he should start. I don’t know how he let Romney get away with the crap he throughout tonight about Social Security…
Take a poll on who won the debate here.
I don’t know what he was doing out there. He had his head down, he was enduring the debate rather than fighting it. Romney, on the other hand, came in with a campaign. He had a plan, he was going to dominate the time, he was going to be aggressive, he was going to push the moderator around, which he did effectively, he was going to relish the evening, enjoying it…
Where was Obama tonight? He should watch — well, not just Hardball, Rachel, he should watch you, he should watch the Reverend Al Sharpton, he should watch Lawrence. He would learn something about this debate. There’s a hot debate going on in this country. You know where it’s been held? Here on this network is where we’re having the debate…We have our knives out (Hmmm, MSNBC has their knives out? I wonder what that means?)
He was like, ‘Oh an hour and half? I think I can get through this thing. And I don’t even look at this guy.’ Whereas Romney, I love the split-screen, staring at Obama, addressing him like prey. He did it just right. ‘I’m coming at an incumbent. I got to beat him. You’ve got to beat the champ and I’m going to beat him tonight. And I don’t care what this guy, the moderator, whatever he thinks he is because I’m going to ignore him.”
What was Romney doing? He was winning.
If he does five more of these nights, forget it.
I know you’re itching for more classic moments from Chris Matthews. It’s hard to narrow down, but here are two of my favorites.
Jon Stewart gives Chris Matthews the worst interview of his life. Chris is a real machiavellian nightmare.