Matthews' opening remarks are somewhat intriguing. He claims himself to be a "political person" and he believes "no politician ever really retires from politics" and that he doenst think the Clintons ever "retired." He goes on to talk about his fascination by the merging of these great "political families" within the Obama Adminstration. Meaning, the merging of all these super loyal Clinton Administration Alumni such as Rahm and Podesta into the Obama Administration.
They then go on to analyze why Obama chose to fill his Administration with so many "Clintonites" and staff from Bill Clinton's presidency. Their analysis which seems obvious to me, is because Obama doesn't really have "people." He was a State Senator, not a Governor or anything like that, so he didn't have a staff to pick and choose from, so the obvious place to look is the last successful Democratic Administration.
But before we all jump on our defenses and bash Matthews (as I know we all want to do!) he goes on to say that the merging of the Clinton and the Obama is why this Administration is so successful. Saying the merging of the great forces of Hillary and Barack completely united the party. He goes on to praise Hillary saying "she has made no mistakes" and has been "absolutely fabulous" at doing her job. Hmmm... I like the sound of this.
Ah, but not too fast. Matthews then reproved he doesn't have a clue when it comes to Hillary Clinton. He said that come next year, if the economy doesn't turn around, Bill and Hillary are going to be critical of Obama. Claiming that they have Hillary's 18 million votes behind them... huh? really? doesn't that JUST contradict everything you just said, Matthews? Thank GOD he has some decent people on his show! His guest shot that theory down immediately.