Skip to comments.Chris Matthews: If Obama's 'Getting Beaten Again' in Debate, People Will Switch to Yankees Game
Posted on 10/16/2012 4:13:03 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Chris Matthews: If Obama's 'Getting Beaten Again' in Debate, People Will Switch to Yankees Game By Noel Sheppard Created 10/16/2012 - 5:53pm
By Noel Sheppard | October 16, 2012 | 17:53 A A Noel Sheppard's picture
MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Tuesday made a rather startling prediction about viewers of the upcoming presidential debate.
"If it looks like [Obama's] getting beaten again, theyre going back to the fourth inning" of the Yankees-Tigers American League Championship game (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: I say its the first two minutes. People are watching the Yankees game from eight to nine. Theyre going to tune this in at nine. Theyre going to be a little late, but theyre going to be looking to see the tone of it. If it looks like the guys getting beaten again, theyre going back to the fourth inning.
JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE: Well, thats true.
MATTHEWS: Anyway, thank you John Heilemann, thank you Joan Walsh, and David Corn. The guys agree: its baseball first if this guy blows it.
Yes, the liberals on set agree. However, moderates and conservatives around the country will likely stay with the debate if Mitt Romney is winning because they know this is far more important than baseball.
We'll learn the truth when the ratings come out.
I was thinking if the Yankees were getting beat, they’d switch over and watch Obama get what little brains he has bashed in again.
Don’t worry Chris, take your Zoloft and read the script MSNBC got from the administration.
You might have to wait awhile on that. A-rod is benched.
I’m watching the Tigers and voting for Romney
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I’m watching the Tigers and voting for Romney
Obviously he can’t do it tonight but I think Romney would help himself a little in Michigan if he were to make an appearance at Comerica park. He doesn’t need to speak, just get a shot of him on camera watching.
Hopefully so are enough of your fellow Michiganders.
I don’t know about watching any Yankees game, but the Detroit Tigers are playing somebody for the ALCS. Can’t think of who.
I’m watching the TIGERS game tonight, not the Yankees. I already voted, anyway.
No, people will stay and watch the fun and carnage, moonbats will switch. .
During the first Romney / Obama debate, Miguel Cabrera won the triple crown.
During the Ryan / Biden debate, Verlander pitched a complete game shutout and eliminated the A’s. (122 pitches)
Seems that good things happen for the Tigers on Debate nights.
It doesn’t seem to occure to Chris Matthews that conservatives are ‘people’ too. Everything out of Matthews mouth is an insult.
I would love to see a rematch of the ‘68 World Series.
One for the history books.
Mickey Lolich and Bob Gibson in game 7. Dang, that was great.
OH yeah, ‘lil Crissy M. will have a ‘tinkle’ down his leg this time.
With the exception of maybe one or two percent I’ll bet that most minds are made up already. The “debate” won’t change much if anything. Now the Marxist forces are mustering to STEAL the election. They know from their internals that they can’t ‘win’ it.
Matthews may be be half right. They will continue watching the game, forget the debate and let the first debate results drive their opinion.
Time to worry Crissy.
Verlander is going to pitch a post season no hitter soon.
I’ll be watching MSLSD to see Tingles the Town Drunk’s head explode when the emperor is proven to have no clothes for a second time.
I’ll be checking in on the debate between innings.
I hope he pitches it tonight. (Because, when the Tigers play the Cards, I want his no hitter over and done with) I’m a transplanted Tiger to STL. Geography and and stuff like that. I’m torn between two worlds.
In a strange way, Verlander reminds me of Denny McLain. When he is on his game, NoBody can hit him.
I’ll be watching the game, yet listening and throwing TV bricks every time the 0pansy speaks tonight.
then again... everyone loves to see an asshole get his butt kicked repeatedly
I think Scherzer comes up in the rotation before they leave Detroit as well. He’s second in AL strikeouts after Verlander.
I think most Americans - other than desperate Dems looking for vindication and hope - will skip the debate anyway. The first debate left an impression that made King Kong jealous!
I’d love it if both Obummer and the Skankees were handed stunning defeats tonight. That would be a worthwhile doubleheader.
Both spend an extraordinary amount of money to pretend they’re the best that ever was.
There it is. Tigers strike first with a home run from Delmon Young.
As long as Verlander doesn’t emulate Denny McLain later career (and post career - in and out of jail since).
Yankee game? There wasn’t one.
THERE WAS HOWEVER THE ALCS game.
It's even money on which I would have enjoyed watching getting beaten more.
hey, Tigers just swept NY.
See you guys in The Big One. GoCards Tonight.
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