Chris Matthews, the far-left MSNBC host best known for disclosing a tingle up his leg brought on by simply hearing Barack Obama speak, has done a stunning about-face.
On Friday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” Matthews named Obama the biggest “political loser” of 2013. Matthews previously designated Obama the “perfect American.”
Now he says, 2013 has been a “terrible year for the president. I mean, it’s terrible.” he emphasized.
Host Joe Scarborough agreed with the “terrible year” assessment, adding there was “so much hope” following his second inauguration.
“There’s another piece of it which you’re subtly getting at,” Matthews continued. “It’s not just that it’s a bad year in terms of the (Obamacare) rollout. There’s an erosion in interest. It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency. It doesn’t feel like the fifth.”
“There wasn’t that rejuvenation that comes with re-election. There wasn’t any, certainly he was never going to get a honeymoon from the other side, but there was no sense of ‘Wow!’ And I think that’s hurt him a lot,” lamented Matthews.
Watch as Chris Mathews adnits he has fallen out of love with Barack Obama:
This was Matthews in 2008 on full leg thrill mode: