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Chris Matthews, Lobbing Softballs to Mrs. Edwards Before the Debate


Chris Matthews’ first question to Elizabeth Edwards on Hardball: “What’s the difference between having a Democratic President and a Republican President?”

Then, Matthews turns to the crowd of largely African-American college students behind himd: “Do you folks think Hurrican Katrina was handled well?” The crowd’s reaction at the University is exactly as you would expect: “NOOOOOO!!!”

“Did you notice that President Bush went to Virginia Tech almost immediately?” “YEAAHHH.”

“Did you notice that President Bush didn’t go to New Orleans for a while?” “YEAAAHH!”

Matthews’ question to Mrs. Edwards: “Why?” Unsurprisingly she says she has no idea why.

That’s “hardball”? The DNC couldn’t have scripted that any better.

Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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