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Thursday, December 4, 2008

Does Chris Matthews need to step down? I know his bias does

Politico's Michael Calderone and Josh Kraushaar write that Chris Matthews was advised to quit MSNBC:

All signs point to a candidate who is gearing up to run for the Senate seat held by Republican Arlen Specter [of Pennsylvania]. Either that or the MSNBC host is doing an awfully good job making people think he's running, perhaps, some say, for use as a bargaining chip in his upcoming contract negotiations. NBC colleagues, political operatives, and friends who've recently spoken to Matthews told Politico he's seriously considering running in 2010 and making the moves to prove it. The garrulous host ... has already picked out a home in Philadelphia to establish residency in the state, according to a Democratic operative in discussions with him about a potential candidacy....“Over Thanksgiving weekend, at his vacation house in Nantucket, Matthews’ family gave him their full backing. As speculation surrounding his potential candidacy heats up, Matthews has also been asking advisers whether to step down from his MSNBC post well before his contract expires in June. At one recent meeting, he was advised that if he truly intends to run, he should resign from the network as soon as possible. … If Matthews is serious about running, some within the network hope he commits to the Pennsylvania Senate race sooner rather than later. On Monday, Matthews met with two Democratic attorneys and the state’s incoming treasurer to discuss the Senate race at the Philadelphia-based law firm Wolf Block, according to Roll Call. … ‘There’s no cost to it, and helps him in [contract] negotiations,’ said a network colleague who’s spoken to Matthews about running. ‘I don’t think he wants to leave Chevy Chase, particularly. I think the chances of it are slim.’”

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Anonymous said...

Buy a house in Philly, keep the house in Chevy Chase,MD until the election plays out and commute to the Capital from your home in MD if you win....whats the problem here. Most Congressman have second homes in the Washington area. Chevy Chase is not that far. Or is it the idea of having to engage in commuting like most everyday Americans that so terrfies Mathews.
Let face it folks, people have skill sets and Mathews like Olbermann are in biased-based political "analysis" not governance or statesmanship. What on earth has mathews displayed in the last two years that points to an ounce of "statesman" quality. He will be just another hyper-politician which I thought was a direction we as a nation sought to move away from.....I think they called it "change".

Tom Sanchez Prunier said...

Does Jody Wilcox needs to grammar-check?