MSNBC's Hardball host Chris Matthews was on hand during the presidential debate last night, and had a lively discussion with New York Magazine's John Heilemann.
Matthews suggested that who we want to listen to for the next four to eight years is a part of how we look at who we want to elect to office.
Matthews: "Who do you want to listen to for 4-8 years? It really is part of how we look at these things. Let's start with John McCain. Do you think he was to troll-like, tonight? You know, too much of a troll? Seriously, do people want to put up with four years of that, of sitting there angrily, grumpily...like a codger?
I don't want to push you too far, but didn't he seem really contemptuous of his opponent?"
After much laughter, Howard responds, "He did..."
Matthews: "You want to put up with four years of that?"
Howard: "He hates Obama...Maybe when Obama's not on stage we won't have to put up with that."
"Excuse me," interrupts Matthews, "that's what he thinks of the press. Is every press conference going to be like that? Troll-like performance, angry at the world?"
The following video is the exchange between Chris Matthews and John Howard after the presidential debates on Friday, September 26, 2008.