Chris Matthews: Obama Making ‘Carteresque’ Mistakes

By Noel Sheppard
November 22, 2009

Chris Matthews appears to have lost that loving feeling for Barack Obama.

On “The Chris Matthews Show” Sunday, the once smitten MSNBCer called some of Obama’s recent mistakes “Carteresque”:

In the Carter presidency, the optics were not exactly robust, and Ronald Reagan rode that to a big victory in 1980. Is the Obama White House sending some Carteresque signals these days?

These “signals” included bowing to the Emperor of Japan, getting nothing on his trip to China, and deciding to try terrorists in New York City.

Potentially as surprising as Matthews bringing these issues up was the Washington Post’s Anne Kornblut and David Ignatius agreeing with him…

The transcript and video are here.

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