I have always liked Chris Matthews despite him rooting for the wrong team. There is something about watching his ADD addled mind that I just enjoy. But I like the old Chris Matthews much more than the new version. He used to come off as a typical old school Democrat who was primarily concerned with the economic wellbeing of the middle class, and less of a PC social issues type. The kind of guy who would work for Tip O’Neill. He’s Catholic and always struck me as respectful to Pat Buchanan. Then with the election of Obama, he took on more of a shrill MSNBC style liberal form. That whole tingle up his leg thing. This video strikes me as more of the old style Matthews. He is absolutely correct in his analysis of Obama. Maybe the MSNBC Kool-Aid he drank is wearing off. Let’s hope so.
Original video found here.