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I know a lot of you folks on here don't like Chris Matthews.  I know, he voted for Bush.  He licked Bush's boots on the Mission accomplished aircraft carrier.  He is a blowhard and mysogynist.  Still, however......

The Governor LOVES him!  Ed Rendell and his principal political consultant are PUSHING Matthews hard
to run for senate in 2010.

Rendell: Matthews is the 'strongest Democratic candidate'
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell gave Chris Matthews a glowing endorsement for his potential Senate candidacy today, calling the MSNBC host the “strongest Democratic candidate without any doubt”  in an interview on Bloomberg TV.

Rendell added that he doesn’t “really know” if Matthews has made a decision to run yet. And he cautioned that Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) would be a formidable opponent because of his strong ties to independents and moderate Democrats.

Rendell's longtime political consultant, Neil Oxman, has been talking with Matthews about running for Specter's seat and is encouraging him to jump in the race.

Polls show Matthews leading all Democrats and just one point behind Specter.  I think Matthews in the Senate would be lots of fun.  Plus he has become ardently anti-Right wing.  He calls himself a Dorothy Day Catholic which is a Catholic with a social justice take on things.  The problem with Tweety is his emotionalism--he can go from one extreme to the other in a matter of seconds.  Very un-Obama like.

His comments come in light of a new poll, conducted by Research 2000, that shows Matthews leading in a Democratic primary field, and would be just one point behind Specter if an election were held today.

"I don't really know if he has made up his own decision.....he would be the strongest Democratic candidate without any doubt because he is so well known, because of his ability to raise money around the nation, he would be a strong candidate but Arlen Specter is very tough to beat in a general election cause he's had a bond with suburban Democrats, Philadelphia Democrats, and he does very well with independent and those moderate Republicans."

What do you think Kossacks?  Rendell DELIVERS....ask Hillary and ask Barack.  I think he can deliver Tweety.
Is that a good thing?

Originally posted to maxnyc on Sun Dec 14, 2008 at 10:57 AM PST.

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