This won’t last. Chris Matthews is in love with Barack Obama. I’m not being hyperbolic, either. This isn’t about a a man-crush or even partisan worship. What Matthews feels is way beyond that. The “Hardball” anchor is deeply in love with the President. It’s not a sexual thing, but it is romantic and unrequited.
How else to explain Tweety McTingles’ erratic and ongoing emotional tingle-osity:
President Obama “obviously likes giving speeches more than he does running the executive branch,” Chris Matthews said tonight.
Yes, you read that right: The MSNBC host who in 2008 felt a “thrill going up my leg” after hearing Obama speak has grown disenchanted. Tonight’s episode of Hardball saw Matthews delivering a rare, unforgiving grilling of the president as severe as anything that might appear on Fox News.
Matthews is Charlie Brown and Barack Obama is his Little Red-Haired Girl.
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