Chris Matthews sat down with Jay Leno the other night and gave his thoughts on some of the potential 2012 presidential candidates.
Leno: Mitt Romney?
Matthews: The weakest list of candidates I have ever seen. And the first one on you’re pointing to, Mitt Romney is the reason the list keeps getting longer. Everybody looks at him and says my God I could beat him. He gives a bad name to empty suits.
Leno: How about Huckabee?
Matthews: He’s one of these guys that comes off as nice, he’s a reverend and a minister and all this. He’s out there selling that Barack Obama grew up with the Mao Mao’s… It think it’s racist.
Leno: Michele Bachmann, the shot heard around the world?
Matthews: I don’t want to be elitist because she’s waiting for me to be elitist, but you ought to at least know high school history.
Leno: Donald Trump?
Matthews: Wouldn’t you like your plumber to know what a pipe was?
Leno: Yeah, exactly.
Matthews: That’s too mean, I want to be somewhat nonpartisan.
Actually if Matthews would be somewhat nonpartisan that would be a great improvement over his current stance. But we all know that’s not going to happen.