Skip to comments.Chris Matthews Proclaims Marco Rubio Is ‘The Republicans' John Edwards’
Posted on 07/09/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Hardball host Chris Matthews made some bizarre comments about the potential Republican candidates for president in 2016 on Tuesday night.
Speaking to Jeanne Cummings of Bloomberg News and Republican strategist John Feehery, Matthews took a swipe at Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and suggested he's the Republicans' John Edwards. [See video below.]
The Hardball host never explained why in the world he would compare a man who cheated on his wife while pursuing the presidency to Senator Marco Rubio, but nevertheless the snide remark took his panelists by surprise.
While Republican John Feehery didnt directly condemn Matthews unusual comparison of Edwards and Rubio, he did his best to defend the Tea Party senator:
"I think he's one of the more creative thinkers on the Republican side. And he's certainly no Ted Cruz and hes no Rand Paul. And he is that mantle of the Republican's Reaganism."
Matthews insulting comments directed at Rubio came after spending nearly a minute fawning over Hillary Clinton and he declared that she has the greatest resume in the world. He insisted that any man has to make a pretty good case to his spouse why this person is a more reasonable prospect for president than Hillary Clinton who has the greatest resume in the world. He has to come up, this guy, and make his case. I'm telling you. This is going to be a family fight everywhere in America.
The MSNBC hosts championing of Ms. Clinton continued by arguing that the GOP need a credible candidate to explain why they wont vote for Hillary:
Women are going to want to vote for Hillary. The guys are going to have to come up with somebody if they don't like Hillary. If they dont some guys do obviously, for somebody else. You can't run Rand Paul against Hillary Clinton or Ted Cruz. You have to run somebody who can beat her.
To their credit, both of Matthews guests did their best to calm Matthews down with Ms. Cummings arguing that despite all of his Hillary love we aren't there yet. We don't know if Christie will survive Bridgegate. He may and thats where Wall Street wants to go. They want to go to him. And so we'll see if he survives.
See relevant transcript below.
Hardball with Chris Matthews
July 8, 2014
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Ive got to fight with you. Here's my question. A Republican guy, a guy, has to go to his wife and say, I'm supporting this person over Hillary Clinton, whos going to be the Democratic nominee I assume. And he has to make a pretty good case to his spouse why this person is a more reasonable prospect for president than Hillary Clinton who has the greatest resume in the world. He has to come up, this guy, and make his case. I'm telling you. This is going to be a family fight everywhere in America. Women are going to want to vote for Hillary. The guys are going to have to come up with somebody if they don't like Hillary. If they dont some guys do obviously, for somebody else. You can't run Rand Paul against Hillary Clinton or Ted Cruz. You have to run somebody who can beat her.
JEANNE CUMMINGS: But we aren't there yet. We don't know if Christie will survive Bridgegate. He may and thats where Wall Street wants to go. They want to go to him. And so we'll see if he survives.
MATTHEWS: That's what Bloomberg News is reporting. Thats something. They still stick with the big guy?
CUMMINGS: They want to go there.
MATTHEWS: Hes still close in the polls.
CUMMINGS: Thats right. And he's going to Iowa soon. So he's starting to get back into this arena. I mean his big personality may not sell in Iowa. We'll see. But he's still in there. And I wouldn't count him out yet.
JOHN FEEHERY: Well, what Chris Christie has, he has the fire in his belly. And thats important. You know, Mitt Romneys been through it. His wife has been through it. Im not sure that she wants to do it. The other person--
MATTHEWS: She wants to be first lady. Come on?
FEEHERY: The other person is Jeb Bush. Does Jeb Bush run? That's the big if.
MATTHEWS: Do you think he's running?
FEEHERY: I dont think so.
MATTHEWS: Do you think hes running?
FEEHERY: But if he does, all this talk is over, the Jeb Bush. The other guy that you have to talk about is Marco Rubio. Because Rubio, all the inside beltway--
MATTHEWS: President of the United States.
FEEHERY: All the inside the beltway folks think Rubio is the Republicans' best shot.
MATTHEWS: I think he's the Republicans' John Edwards.
CUMMINGS: That's interesting.
FEEHERY: I think he's one of the more creative thinkers on the Republican side. And he's certainly no Ted Cruz and hes no Rand Paul. And he is that mantle of the Republican's Reaganism
MATTHEWS: Okay, we'll come back in a year. I say Mitt Romney is running. You say Chris Christie is still in the game. We'll see.
Are we sure the name of that show isn't "Highball" because that'd make a lot more sense?
Greatest resume? What has she accomplished?
Guess Chrissie Matthews has a NEW Tingle now... in a different place... for Hillary!!!
That is the worst put-down ever.
Wait, was that a compliment??
I could never understand this fascination with Marco Rubio.
During his last election I wrote to Fox News asking if they were aware there were several hundred other races running or if they were just dedicating themselves to all Rubio all the time (oh- and Romney’s first name was NOT “frontrunner”)
I have heard him speak, he is a good kid and reasonably conservative on most issues, but he is no great statesman and might not be (at least until he grows up)
He reminds me of the high school senior ‘class president’ who starts wearing a suit and tie to school to look important.
I don’t even consider Rubio anymore. To me he’s like Paul Ryan. Both non starters. Future Boehners.
Slump Tester Proclaims Chrissy Mathews is MSNBC's Rupaul.
The guy on the right has some kind of long stain down the inside of his pant leg and that guy on the far left is really creepy especially when his Adam's Apple jumps around when he gets excited!
Few things make me want to scream as much as reading “Chris Matthews” in any headline.
Wow... what a pathetic, miserable looking group.
Must be rough going through life perpetually outraged and offended...
And that’s their happy faces
put down or compliment... in any case, it made me laugh... it is such a bizarre thing to say :)
...a man who cheated on his dying wife while pursuing the presidency...
At the time of Ted Kennedy’s funeral, Chris Mathews said that Obama was the last Kennedy brother.
This guy says some bizarre things. But if you are a liberal hero as Mathews is, it doesn’t matter what you say. You will never be asked to explain what you mean by bizarre comments.
Will someone please SHUT SissY Chrissy Up?
Chris Matthews is the Democrat’s Pee Wee Herman.
The Quaaludes must have kicked in...
Someone needs to check Matthews for mercury poisoning. He is literally mad as a hatter.
Rubio might or might not be as bad but judging from what we have seen of him I can't put myself out on a limb and swear he is not.
Huh? Is Rubio screwing around on his dying wife???
It's really not even a joke anymore.
Especially that guy on the left...
Who, Madcow??? She’s a HE?
maybe he is talking about Rubio’s hair?
Will Al Queerda forgive Matthews’ move to heterosexual tingles? Leaving the gay life is apostasy.
She's left wreckage everywhere she's been.
Is the fact she was there make her resume?
If so, Forrest Gump has a much better resume.
Guess we’ll find out soon enough!!!