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The Thrill Is Gone: Chris Matthews Comes Down to Earth

Obama’s political charisma is now so weak that Chris Matthews is unimpressed. On Monday night’s Hardball, Newsweek writer Howard Fineman talked tough about how Barack Obama has never explained how the health plans before Congress will both cover 30 million uninsured people and save money at the same time. This revelation caused Chris Matthews (sitting in Jerusalem right now) to be struck with the idea that perhaps Obama is not the Messiah:

And it seems to me what Howard is saying is, it’s like the President is offering himself as almost like a savior who can take the loaves and the fishes, and have a few fishes and loaves of bread, and feed thousands and thousands of people. And there’s only one guy that could do that and he’s not President of the United States. I guess that’s the problem.

Tim GrahamTim Graham is Director of Media Analysis at the Media Research Center, where he began in 1989, and has served there with the exception of 2001 and 2002, when served ...

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