Matthews: Romney is ‘one of the bad guys’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 22:05 EDT
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MSNBC's Chris Matthews
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Mitt Romney may have won the Florida Republican presidential primary, but Chris Matthews is still not a fan.

The MSNBC host argued on Tuesday that the candidate couldn’t connect with the American people because his wealth meant he did not have a “yearning to do better.”

“There’s nothing in this guys face, nothing in his background that suggests a yearning, an immigrant’s aspiration — if you will — for a better society,” Matthews ranted. “He’s got all he wants. His family has got all they want. They’ve gotten their take.”

“And by the way, when you spend your money — when you’re sheltering it overseas, when you’re hiding your money from the tax collector so that you can have an even fatter life, you know, you don’t really identify with the person out there that’s trying to scrabble along and make it in our society, who is a true patriot, left, right or center. Why are you hiding your money overseas if you are a patriot? It seems like you are part of the problem — in fact, you are one of the bad guys.”

He continued: “He has not identified with the revolutionary struggle of this country for its last 200 years. It is not anywhere in his bones, a revolutionary, anywhere in his bones, is he dissatisfied with the America he was born to — he was born to that weird small portion of America that had it happened to him. He says he didn’t inherit it, he inherited everything: his education, his status, governor, father head of an auto company. Everything about him basically happened to him.”

Watch this video from MSNBC, broadcast Jan. 31, 2012.


(H/T: Mediaite)

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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