Matthews: If I had run for Senate, ‘I would be one of the stars of the Democratic Party’

Jeff Poor | Media Reporter

Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” recently told Philadelphia Style magazine that he would have been a political “star” and someone “people talk about today” if he had decided to run for U.S. Senate.

“I know this: If I had run and won and beaten [Republican Sen. Pat] Toomey, I would be one of the Democrats people talk about today,” Matthews said. “I’m not dreaming here. I would be one of the stars of the Democratic Party — there aren’t that many. My agenda now is to do what I’m doing, which … if you’ll notice, I like.”

Pollsters and even Matthews himself have floated the possibility several times in the last five years that the 66-year-old anchor might run for office.

Matthews, who has openly admitted his admiration for the current commander in chief, said that he was disappointed in some aspects of President Barack Obama’s leadership.

“I vote for heroes,” Matthews said. “Obama’s strengths were apparent; his weaknesses weren’t. We saw someone who was very brilliant, but what we didn’t see was someone who didn’t have the necessary skills as a backroom deal maker.”

(h/t Huffington Post)

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