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11/29/2008

Chris Matthews to Run for the Senate?

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 11:48 am

Anyone getting a thrill up their leg?

46 Responses to “Chris Matthews to Run for the Senate?”

  1. I hope to God he runs – watching him fall apart during an actual debate, where he can’t control the outcome, would be hilarious.

    Dmac (e30284)

  2. Together, Chrissy and Obama can bankrupt the coal industry and then demand that PA receive a bailout.

    Great Democrat minds in action.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  3. This could be a beautiful thing. Think of all the great material from his show to use against him.

    daleyrocks (5d22c0)

  4. VP Olberdouche?

    Icy Truth (b7d162)

  5. Well, it’s an uphill battle. Like him or not, Arlen has a high approval rating here, and he’ll have to overcome that. Also, he’ll have to overcome the baggage of his brother’s sewer reputation. I suspect Specter will slaughter him if he runs.

    rightwingprof (fbb932)

  6. One assumes I-squat-to-pee Chrissie makes more than Olberdouche’s 4 mil a year and his ego and pomposity would fit right in the US Senate. But what the hell is the attraction by the electorate? Ok, he wrote “brilliant” speeches for Carter thirty some years ago.

    Check out today’s Day by Day cartoon where Chrissie is given his due. The black dude is speaking to B. Hussein, “Odd, the media throwing their underwear at you, your Obaminity”. Barry responds, “Now, think Chris Matthews.” Black dude: “Please tell me matthews doesn’t go commando.”

    BHO: “News briefs. You think its a term, you know.”

    So will the Senate give Franken the Minn. seat, even though Coleman will win the recount? Will O’s civilian gestapo be an altruistic force for good? Will Michelle keep a low profile as first lady?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  7. So will the Senate give Franken the Minn. seat, even though Coleman will win the recount? Will O’s civilian gestapo be an altruistic force for good? Will Michelle keep a low profile as first lady?

    Inquiring minds want to know?

    rls (14b9d3)

  8. I made this comment the last time a similar post about Matthews came up, but MSNBC owes it to their viewership — and do honest journalism (snort!) in general — to sit Matthews down and say to him, “Look, if you are going to run for the Senate, tells us now and take a leave of absence as of Inauguration Day 2009.” They can’t let him spend an entire year shilling for the Obama agenda when it so obviously benefits his own Senate run. Even if MSNBC is so enthralled with their left-wing viewers that they won’t ask him to step down, the parent company ought to step in and demand it. Brokaw and Williams and those guys can’t think this is a good idea.

    JVW (bff0a4)

  9. Ok, he wrote “brilliant” speeches for Carter thirty some years ago.

    He also was Tip O’Neill’s waterboy, which still counts for a lot in the Dem salons.

    Dmac (e30284)

  10. “Anyone getting a thrill up their leg?”

    Yeah, but then I noticed it was just an ant crawling up my leg.

    Dave Surls (a4d3c5)

  11. It’s like he’s thinking, “Obama won. Hey, I can win, too!”
    It’s gonna end in tears. Bwa-ha-ha-ha.

    m (b688a3)

  12. If he does run, it’s clear that he would certainly have much support being that he’s been schmoozing with political leaders for years now and has not been presenting the news in an unbiased way. Now, it’s clear why he has been a sycophant to whatever political party that seems to be in the lead. Chris Matthews and others like him (Bill O’Reilly, Olbermann, Glenn Beck, David Gregory, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity&Colmes) are what is terribly wrong with the media today. Amy Goodman is arguably the best journalist of all time (Bill Moyers is also very good) because she does not do commentary to tell us her beliefs, she brings on the experts to debate among the topics. In other words, for years now Chris Matthews has SHAPED the news, while Amy Goodman has REPORTED the news. There’s a huge difference.

    Da Bombz Diggity (f489d5)

  13. Oh yeah Amy Goodman certainly has no agenda. [eyes roll.]

    Jack Klompus (b0e238)

  14. (Bill Moyers is also very good)

    Good at what? Certainly not journalism. Moyers is a dishonest, left wing hack who plundered the government for millions of dollars.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  15. Bill Moyers is a god at PBS and cares about America, as does the incandescently talented Chris Matthews. Look at all the experience he has garnered writing for politicians and knowing their innermost thoughts. He will make an outstanding Senator and, one hopes, would soon be a viable Vice Presidential candidate. Have to hand it to democrats. They have extremely talented and deep bench that will lead America back to greatness and away from arrogant Imperialism. One gets a glimpse into Mr. Matthews alltogether brilliant mind by recalling some of his fine speechwriting, such as the seriously incisive Carter malaise speech thirty odd years ago, that called for sacrifices, unlike Bushitler’s call for more selfishness and rich not paying fair share in taxes.

    As an aside, I wonder who will be the senatorial replacements for Sec. of State Clinton, President Obama, VP Biden and as guvernor of N. Mex.? Also Mich. Gov. Granholm is a serious candidate for SCOTUS. from what I read. We are truly blessed to have chosen Obama what with his superior leadership skills and empathy for everyone else.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  16. max…get back on your meds….NOW!

    Another Drew (d5aa9e)

  17. I’m thinking matthews for potus in ’16, unless he hooks up with O! in ’12 as Biden’s replacement. It would right jolly to hear a President Matthews speechifying. I just hope he can keep his hands to himself while staying overnight in the WH. Can’t really give much credence to those rumors at Wright’s church that O! went both ways, but Chris admitted O! sexually excited him. Perhaps a three way between Franks, O! and Chrissie would be de rigeur? One can dream and petition the messiah with prayer.

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  18. With that three way shot, looks like Mad Max is back on his meds.

    Mike Myers (31af82)

  19. HA!

    Oiram (57b818)

  20. Comment by Mike Myers — 11/29/2008 @ 6:47 pm

    He’s definitely on something, but I don’t think it’s meds.

    Another Drew (d5aa9e)

  21. I had no idea the State of Confusion and the State of Insanity had been inducted into the Union. Surely Pennsylvania wont want a motor mouth like this putz representing them. He ran once for Congress and lost. He’s not a very bright guy, you know. And cant take the heat he dishes out to others on his show. A media windbag obsessed with inaccurate movie trivia, drools over blonde guests like Peggy Noonan and blusters about himself as if being in media made him smart and Philadelphia was the center of higher learning, not the left armpit to Cleveland’s right. MSNBC once reprimanded him for comparing himself and Olbermann on air to Huntley and Brinkley. More like Chumley and Tennessee Tuxedo. Whenever his show is on, MSNBC broadcasts indigestion. Olbermann rules. Matthews in the Senate? HA!

    DCSCA (d8da01)

  22. I just want some of that Kool-aid that blinds me to the reality of what the magic negro actually is and will be. Do any of you old Nazis recall if it was the same with the adulation for Herr Schickelgruber? Forty eight million or so bought into this bullshit? And Dubya is giving the One early carte blanche toward ruining America? And the pc terms- card check, fairness doctrine?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  23. Don’t forget the countless times that the trolls have told us that Mathews, and MSNBC is center, if not right.

    JD (5f0e11)

  24. It is our job as journalists/bloggers/commenters to help ensure his success.

    MayBee (995268)

  25. Granholm? They got to be f’ing me. That bitch is useless. I can not imagine a more incompetant Governor other than the Louisiana one in Katrina.

    Bush: We want to send help Govenor.
    Crazy LA Gov Bitch: No, Bushitler. The War. You hate blacks. You are the devil incarnate. Plus, my party rather win elections and score points than help the people.
    Bush: Huh? Is this the right number? Who are …..
    Crazy LA Gov Bitch: Gotta go empathize with abandoned plus Ray Nagin wants to down some forties together. I love it when Blacks need me so I can help with other people’s money. C ya Bushitler.

    Old saying at Ford, “Fuck Up,” that loosely translates into meaning your incompetence drives folks crazy but you can’t be fired so they simply promote you to get you out.

    Granholm is a blithering moron.

    Da'Shiznit (089453)

  26. whatever happened to Ms. Blanco? I’m too lazy to research it. Were the levees ever brought up to specs? Did most of the underclass forever-dependent-on-welfare NOLA denizens move back?

    Perhaps we need a constitutional amendment to allow outstanding politician/humanitarians like governors Arnold and Granholm to run for POTUS? Michigan and Collyforniya are doing well enough or will be with large transfusions of tax money from the feds.

    Chrissie though really is a loud pussy on the order of a leftwing O’Reilly. That means he would fit in well in the collegial Senate. How many Senators are not assclowns and which RINOs will be in an Obama administration?

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  27. hmmmmm, I wonder what the thoughts on Mathews running for the senate would of been like in the 90’s when he bashed President Bill Clinton almost nightly?

    Mathews needs to report the news from a right wing slant or else his name is mud here apparently :(

    Oiram (57b818)

  28. Old saying at Ford, “Fuck Up,” that loosely translates into meaning your incompetence drives folks crazy but you can’t be fired so they simply promote you to get you out.

    “You’re trying? There is no try, only Do, and F*cking up royal, and YOU are f*ucking up royal…”

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  29. hmmmmm, I wonder what the thoughts on Mathews running for the senate would of been like in the 90’s when he bashed President Bill Clinton almost nightly?

    I didn’t think much of Matthews during the Clinton Presidency either. All he’s done since then is solidify that opinion.

    Paul (creator of "Staunch Brayer") (b63e53)

  30. Oh yeah Amy Goodman certainly has no agenda. [eyes roll.]

    Comment by Jack Klompus — 11/29/2008 @ 3:53 pm

    Since you know so much, what is her agenda?

    (Bill Moyers is also very good)

    Good at what? Certainly not journalism. Moyers is a dishonest, left wing hack who plundered the government for millions of dollars.

    Comment by Perfect Sense — 11/29/2008 @ 4:13 pm

    Where did you get this information (that Bill Moyers from the government) from?

    Bill Moyers is a god at PBS and cares about America, as does the incandescently talented Chris Matthews. Look at all the experience he has garnered writing for politicians and knowing their innermost thoughts. He will make an outstanding Senator and, one hopes, would soon be a viable Vice Presidential candidate. Have to hand it to democrats. They have extremely talented and deep bench that will lead America back to greatness and away from arrogant Imperialism. One gets a glimpse into Mr. Matthews alltogether brilliant mind by recalling some of his fine speechwriting, such as the seriously incisive Carter malaise speech thirty odd years ago, that called for sacrifices, unlike Bushitler’s call for more selfishness and rich not paying fair share in taxes.

    First of all, Matthews couldn’t have been all that great because Carter was only elected for one term. Also, I highly doubt that Matthews knows politicians innermost thoughts. Matthews always says his opinion as if it is fact. And he is mostly always wrong. A good example is when he claimed that Guiliani would win the Republican candidacy. He also endorsed Edwards. He also said that Palin was great even when most people asked in the polls stated that she was not a qualified vice presidential pick and was mostly unfavorable.

    Da Bombz Diggity (f489d5)

  31. He also said that Palin was great even when most people asked in the polls stated that she was not a qualified vice presidential pick and was mostly unfavorable.

    WHich is why Palin’s Favorables were higher than either McCain’s or Obama’s…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  32. You can find a Matthews clone at the end of every bar on a friday night around 2 AM. Matthews likes to say he worked for the late former Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill. I thumbed through the index of Tip’s autobiography. Matthews is hardly mentioned. This windbag is so full of himself, if you ask him what makes a balloon go up, he’d answer hot air and the audience responds, so what’s holding you down?! If he was a guest on his own show he’d explode. Memo to Matthews- Just because SNL does a parody of you doesnt mean its out of flattery. See Tina Fey and Sarah Palin for details.

    DCSCA (d8da01)

  33. WHich is why Palin’s Favorables were higher than either McCain’s or Obama’s…

    Comment by Scott Jacobs — 11/29/2008 @ 10:06 pm

    Well, DUH! Right after the Palin Vice Presidential acceptance speech, her favorability rating was higher than either Obama or McCain, but I thought you were smart enough to know why. Not only did she earn support from those members of the republican base who felt that her values most closely resonated with theirs, but also, she earned support from disaffected Hillary Clinton voters who were planning to not vote for Obama in early September. But Hillary Clinton voters were peeled away from McCain/Palin as the Clintons campaigned vigorously for Obama and showed unconditional public support for Obama. And after many media disasters for Palin and as the election loomed closer, some Republicans and Independents were peeled away from John McCain because they felt that Palin was unqualified and were horrified to think of what she would do as President of the USA if McCain had acquired some unfortunate health condition. But, as time progressed, we learn that she was not able to keep such favorability ratings and hence began to hurt John McCain’s campaign. In fact, by the end of October, polls revealed that 59% believed that Palin was not ready for the job as Vice President and her favorability rating was 42%. John McCain made the biggest mistake, but also revealed his character and unfitness to lead when he chose Sarah Palin.

    Da Bombz Diggity (f489d5)

  34. He’s on a par with Jerry Springer.

    lonetown (cdb28b)

  35. In 2004, I was among the 47% of the Republican primary voters who voted for Rep. Pat Toomey against Senator Specter; that an incumbent senator would face such a stiff primary challenge is, in itself, enormous news. In the general election, Mr Specter was so far ahead of the far-left Rep. Joe Hoeffel that it was safe for me to vote for Jim Clymer, the Constitution Party candidate, which 220,055 other Pennsylvanians also did. All told, 299,899 out of 5,559,115 Pennsylvanians (5.39%) voted third party in the 2004 senatorial race.

    There aren’t enough real conservatives in Pennsylvania, but among us Senator Specter is tolerated more than supported, simply because the alternatives are worse.

    THe voters here in the Keystone State have shown themselves shallow enough to vote for a mouth with no record — Barack Hussein Obama carried this supposed battleground state by a wide margin — so don’t put a win by Mr Matthews as out of the question. Even though a very early poll has Mr Specter well ahead, Mr Specter will be 82 years old on election day of 2012, and he’s already had two bouts with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

    The Dana in Pennsylvania (556f76)

  36. I love it when Obamatons claim Palin wasn’t ready for the VP slot, when Obama is even less qualified and was running for president.

    Rob Crawford (b5d1c2)

  37. I love it when Obamatons claim Palin wasn’t ready for the VP slot, when Obama is even less qualified and was running for president.

    Comment by Rob Crawford — 11/30/2008 @ 6:48 am

    Obama won over McCain by such a large margin not because “Obamatons” (whatever that means) claimed that Palin was not ready to be vice president, but because Republicans who at first heralded the idea of Palin as VP and disaffected Clinton supporters who wanted a woman to break the glass ceiling increasingly grew disenchanted by the idea of her having to be Commander in Chief if McCain were to succumb to an unfortunate health condition. These feelings of Palin’s unqualification became increasingly popular with the advent of her tumultuous media interviews.

    Da Bombz Diggity (f489d5)

  38. Comment by Da Bombz Diggity — 11/30/2008 @ 7:15 am

    Gov. Palin, today, enjoys far higher support levels within the Republican Party than does Sen. McCain.
    If someone else had been selected by John McCain as his running-mate, his performance in the ultimate poll would have been considerably worse, as many more of the GOP faithful would have sat on their hands.
    He only did as well as he did due to the efforts, and popularity, of Gov. Palin within the Republican Party.

    Another Drew (bb6514)

  39. Pennsulvanians are faced with the prospect of that
    leg tingling jerk Chris Matthews as their Senator.

    In the words of that immortal Pennsylvanian,
    Joe Willie Namath, “Better them than me.”

    Mike Myers (31af82)

  40. Memo ro Scott Jacobs-

    Gidget And The Senator. If you like your dingbats pretty and stupid, golly, betcha she’s your gal.

    DCSCA (d8da01)

  41. I thought it was a thrill, but it was actually a lizard that panicked when it saw the cat.

    Ken Hahn (012415)

  42. If you like your dingbats pretty and stupid, golly, betcha she’s your gal.

    That sounds like a perfect description of Joe Biden – who believes that FDR addressed the nation over the TV during the stock market crash, and also claims to have landed in the middle of a firefight in Bosnia.

    Dmac (e30284)

  43. DMAC- that’s Vice President-elect Biden to you. Joe was borking Borks and slaughtering DeLay-styled conservative legislation long before the Dingbat was in diapers making cowpies out of moose dung. ‘Gidget Runs For Office’ starring Tina Fey is now out on DVD.

    DCSCA (d8da01)

  44. Matthews wouldn’t last 5 minutes if he was a guest on his own show. A cable show, politicos should remember, that only reaches about 250,000 viewers on a good day. His hopes to lay claim to the Meet The Press gig clearly dashed by his own biases, bluster and confrontational style, Matthews’ future is as a fading cabler left to pick at a new administration he backed from day one. Matthews is more heat than light; a hot head on a cool medium. If the DNC backs a PA Senate run, the miles of videotape showing his misquotes, his self-absorbed cameos in political films and PBS documentaries; his MSNBC reprimands and rude, overtalking, confrontations with polite, rational guests; his obsession with old movie quotes and aging, sexist wisecracks to blonde guests (like Peggy Noonan) will make him a laughing political stock– and an easy candidate to defeat. Maybe the quickest way for MSNBC to get rid of him is to encourage the Hardhead to leave Hardball.

    DCSCA (d8da01)

  45. So, basically, Matthews has “outed” himself as a overt Democrat partisan? I can’t recall a Republican “journalist” running for office off the top of my head, but there have been plenty of Democrat politicians who have gotten into “journalism”.

    Techie (07c8ee)

  46. Techie- you must be young. Do some homework. Pat Buchannan ran for office. GOP columnist long ago before his Nixon/Reagan days. Do some research on the Goldwater campaign of ’64 and look at the second and third tier operatives. They’re the long in the tooth sages of the GOP today. The next old beards are the Reagan retreads.

    Media 101 today- cable news is NOT news… it’s opinion TV. Foodfights with cleveage, lip gloss short sentences and long legs.

    DCSCA (d8da01)


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