Chris Matthews on Perry: ‘He looks like a clown’
One clear prediction most could make already on Rick Perry’s Presidential bid: Chris Matthews won’t be apart of any of the Texas governor’s campaign rallies.
A day before Perry officially announced his bid for the Republican nomination of President, the MSNBC host slammed Perry on his Hardball show, challenging the integrity of the Texas governor.
“He looks like a clown,” Matthews said. “He dresses very fancy, there’s something about the way that he puts himself together that doesn’t look authentic.”
He added: “There’s something about him that doesn’t add up to me. Maybe it’s this Texas B.S., this boots and tuxedo thing they do down there. Why does it work? Outside of Texas it doesn’t travel very well.”
Earlier in the segment, guest James Moore wasn’t as condescending as Matthews on the governor, but still offered a perspective that won’t completely warm the hearts of Perry’s supporters.
“This man is quite possibly the best, most instinctive politician Texas has ever had since LBJ,” he said. “He’s a horrible governor Chris, don’t make a mistake about that, but his instincts are good.”
WATCH: Video From MSNBC, on August 12, 2011