Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Just What Pennsylvania Needs: An Oddball Whose Leg Tingles at the Sight of Obama

Hey, if they're dumb enough to vote for this guy, it's their problem.

After all, Minnesota may vote for a failed comedian/radio host this year, so apparently the Democrat electorate has been sufficiently dumbed down.
The possibility of the host of MSNBC's "Hardball" Christopher Matthews, running against Senator Specter of Pennsylvania, a Republican, for Mr. Specter's senate seat in Pennsylvania is intensifying.

Although Mr. Matthews said to Bill Maher of HBO that he's "not getting involved in it" when asked about whether he would seek the position in 2010, it is odd to employ his television program in a way that would make him a favorable candidate to run for senator of Pennsylvania as a Democrat.

Mr. Matthews, who is from the Philadelphia area, broadcasted his show from Philadelphia during the week of the Pennsylvania primary. Political figures that appeared on his national show were the mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter, and an African-American congressman of Philadelphia, Chaka Fattah. In addition, Mr. Matthews interviewed on "Hardball" the chairmen of the Democratic committees of Allegheny, Montgomery, and Lackawanna counties, James Burn Jr., Marcel Groen, and Harry McGrath, local figures vital to any statewide candidacy.

The "Hardball" host would not be a complete neophyte to politics. He was a former staffer to President Carter and the speaker of the House, Thomas O'Neill. In 1974, he ran for congress in Pennsylvania. His brother, James, a Mongtomery County Commissioner, ran for lieutenant governor as a Republican in 2006.
Doesn't he just give you that tingly feeling?

Having worked for Jimmy Carter should be a permanent disqualification to ever running for office.

Trust me, I have no love lost for Arlen Specter and believe he needs to retire. But does hyperventilating daily on an extremely low-rated cable show qualify someone for office?

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