Update: Yikes! There is much more from Matthews, “I hear stories you would not believe,” here. And, here, might be the explanation for Matthews’ turnaround—Democrat pollsters recommend Obama not run for a second term and suggest that he turn the party over to Hillary.
I can’t believe Mr “Tingles” himself is saying this, but he is!
I’ve been saying for the last two months that something is fishy in the White House and we aren’t getting the whole story about how Michelle is one unhappy camper. Now, we have Chris Matthews giving further confirmation to the rumor here in an interview reported at Weasel Zippers.
Matthews says Obama isn’t happy either, but maybe that is because he is losing his body man—Reggie Love? Did Michelle give him the boot?
“But once having won the office he thought that was the end of it in connection to the American people. Don’t you feel — I think everybody feels an absence of communication from the time he’s been elected. It’s not about not being left wing or too left. That’s not his problem. It’s connection. Mrs. Obama, she’s an amazing asset. What has she done? Obesity? How about connecting with the American people about being Americans? I don’t think she’s — I don’t think she’s happy. I don’t think they like being in the White House. The American people can tell that. They don’t seem thrilled at the fact the American people selected them as our first family. I don’t sense the gratitude, happiness level, the thrill of being president. Bill Clinton loved being president every minute and you knew it.”
Be sure to click on Weasel Zippers to see Matthews make this surprisingly candid statement. The tingles have clearly subsided.
I recommend that everyone who wants to know more about the couple we have put in the White House should read, Barack and Michelle—Portrait of an American Marriage which I wrote about here last month. Michelle was never very enthusiastic about Barack’s political ambitions.
Readers, we could still see some event that would turn this election upside down yet!
Update: Related (perhaps) and even I thought it was a little sad—NASCAR fans booed Michelle today, here. Time to go home to Chicago?