Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Worries GOP Will Have More Trouble With Palin Than With Democrats
Posted on 09/18/2010 5:33:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
With the midterm elections rapidly approaching, the fixation on the Republican Partys chances for a comeback are evolving into speculation over the future of the GOP should the Tea Party make a serious indent on their collective persona. In light of this, Chris Matthews argued Friday night that the GOPs biggest problem will not be President Obama or the Democrats, or even the Tea Party candidates themselves, but what to do about Sarah Palin, the candidate.
Theres no doubt in the world that she carries tremendous clout when she endorses candidates, Matthews conceded. But for the Party, that may not be the greatest thing, he argued, because the person now leading the party in terms of popular influence cant pass muster with the partys established leaders. Meaning: she doesnt have the credentials to fill the shoes shes currently wearing.
Matthews continued, wondering whether other potential 2012 candidates would feel comfortable endorsing her: Ask Mitt Romney: does he really think deep down Sarah Palin has the right stuff to lead this country? And as for the entire party itself, he presented them what he believes is the key to their success with her as leader:
Do they buy all this talk of hers that all America needs in this second decade of the 21st Century are common sense conservative solutions? That a regular person with regular off-the-shelf answers can deal with the tricky, complex questions of economics, science, and international relations now before the country?
And if they dont believe this, he concluded, how can you win the love of the Tea Partiers if you dont believe in the presidential ability of their hero?
Matthews comments from last Fridays Hardball via MSNBC below:
(VIDEO AT LINK)
Chrissy stays up late worrying about the GOP? Who knew.
One thing is for sure, Little Chrissy tingles isn’t worried about what palin might do to the republican party, he is frightened that she might whip the Democrats.
I bet Palin doesn’t have to dig too deep to know that Romney doesn’t have the right stuff to lead the country.
If the GOP is going to have a lot of trouble with Sarah it will be a good kind of trouble. She’s whipping them into shape for the 2012 chamionship game.
Chrissy Matthews has nerve to show his face after working for the Carter Administration. What a putz. The entire cast of clowns on MSNBC are the worst sacks of garbage ever
I second that. The Pic that is.
I do not know many who give a Hoot about the Republican Party. They are just less bad than the Crats right now. T Power Rules.
Chrissy’s troubled. Bartender, a running tab for the troubled little girl.
“she carries tremendous clout”
That’s what’s got them petrified. She has the support of a whole lot of people.
That's the whole point, Chrissie you dumb*ss!
The party's established leaders have NO popular influence.
(Has this guy slept through all the town hall protests, Tea party meetings, Beck rallies, Palin rallies???)
Palin just gives little Chrissy a cold, numb feeling up his leg... and I like that.
You’ve done it, onyx. You’ve come up with the pic that is the “wild card” response to a whole host of posts...LOL. Great job.
That thrill through the leg, it wasn’t benign, I guess...
I love it when dopes like Matthews give us advice on who is a problem for us. They always let you know who it is THEY fear.
I think it sooo sweet of him to take the time.