MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews appeared on Morning Joe today to discuss Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and said that while she is off to a slow start, she hasn’t made any “mistakes yet that matter two weeks from now. No harm’s been done.”
Apparently for Matthews, who jumped on the Hillary bandwagon last year, she can do no wrong. While it may be true that she will not suffer any long-lasting damage from her missteps over the last week and a half, it’s the accumulation of things that she has done that may cost her the nomination.
The ineptness of a campaign that was expected to shine has raised concerns among Democrats as to whether or not Hillary is ready to wage another presidential campaign. But that’s of little concern to Matthews, who also commented on Clinton’s softer side in an effort to convince Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski that she isn’t really so rigid and stiff:
I’ve seen the Hillary everybody likes who knows her, which is, and don’t take this the wrong way: girlish, fun, upbeat, exuberant, totally unafraid of commentary. Then there is the one in public who is aware her worst enemies are watching her, ready to get a jump on her…Maybe it’s years of being hit.
Or maybe the girlish, fun, upbeat and exuberant Hillary only exists in Matthews’ mind—because that’s the first time I’ve ever heard those words used to describe her.