Don’t look now, but Chris Matthews is enthralled by another Democratic politician.
She may not give him a thrill up his leg, but Matthews still thinks highly of Kentucky senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, despite her tumultuous week and a half, highlighted by her inability to answer a seemingly-simple question: if she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. (RELATED: White House Press Corps Mocks Grimes During Press Briefing)
In fact, Matthews likes her so much, he thinks she comes off as a “Joan of Arc figure.”
“She’s a young woman obviously, a beginner in politics; Alison Grimes has great potential politically. What I like about her is her presentation. The way she’s strong,” said Matthews Tuesday night on “Hardball.”
“She physically confronts, and she comes off as a Joan of Arc figure if you will. You know, attractive obviously, but a strong figure,” he said, though noting the misstep of not answering the question consistently presented to her.
“I don’t get the secrecy about who you voted – everybody pretty much tells everybody if you ask them,” said Matthews. (RELATED: MSNBC Analyst on Grimes Vote Dodge: ‘She’s Going To Lose The Election’)
Though Matthews evidently likes Lundergan Grimes as a candidate, he is perplexed by her refusal to answer the recent question about who she voted for.
“I don’t think theres ever been a debate about the right to keep secret how you voted. It’s the question ‘why would you do that?’ If you’re asking people to vote for you, it’s saying who you want them to vote for. Won’t Alison – won’t she have to say, when she pushes people to vote for Hillary in the next couple of years that she’s going to vote for Hillary?” Matthews asked.
“I mean, what’s this weird secrecy about it? I actually don’t get it,” he added.