Accuracy in Media

In his “Let Me Finish” editorial segment on Wednesday’s Hardball on MSNBC, Chris Matthews indicated that his support for Hillary Clinton may be wavering. He said the only way to “take down” Bernie Sanders was to find a candidate who is better than Bernie at defining the Democratic agenda:

The only way to take him down, if that is your goal, is for him to face a candidate in the field who is better presenting a Democratic agenda than Sanders is.

That candidate apparently isn’t Hillary Clinton, which is stunning coming from Matthews, one of Clinton’s earliest and most ardent supporters.

Matthews may have finally come to the same conclusion that many other Democrats have reached—Hillary doesn’t have the same political skills as her husband and her campaign has been a train wreck. She has failed to connect with young voters and women, and has struggled to defend her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

That must have been a bitter pill for Matthews to swallow.

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