Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chris Matthews is a Bulldog, and Sometimes He Bites

If you watched MSNBC's election coverage last night, you saw some memorable television just before 11 p.m. EST. Chris Matthews was talking to Ohio Representative Stephanie Tubbs, who supports Hillary Clinton, and Texas State Senator Kirk Watson, who favors Barack Obama, when a question was raised that has and will continue to come up as the Obama freight train keeps rolling.

I was IM'ing with my buddy Matt at the time, and when I told him about this, he asked what Clinton and John McCain's legislative accomplishments were. If you watched the YouTube clip, you saw Keith Olbermann make the same point with that trademark Olbermann wit. It's an argument that doesn't seem to hold a lot of weight.

But if you're in the Obama camp, you'd surely like your supporters to offer a little bit more than Watson was able to manage last night. That was some awkward television.