Matthews on Obama: ‘Unity’ is the change

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 9:00 EDT
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As president-elect Barack Obama assembles his new administration, some charge that his choices don’t reflect a change from the past. Chris Matthews argues that “unity” may be change Obama is attempting.

Matthews told Pat Buchanan, “I’m going to try to be big picture here… Unity. This candidate, Barack Obama, who will be our next president has promised unity. We all like the sound of it. It has a kumbaya gee whiz quality to it, but it hurts because it means forgiving. It means accepting. It means dealing with people who were against you and hurt you. Is this something we’re bigger than we’re used to where he says ‘Hillary, not only do I forgive you for what you did against me and the shots you took against me, and your husband took against me, I’ll give you the best prize there is for a president to give, Secretary of State. I’m going to let Joe Lieberman come back’ — could unity be the real change? In other words, it’s not changing the tires. It’s changing the car.”

This video is from MSNBC’s Hardball, broadcast Nov. 18, 2008.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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