Prospect of Obama Defeat Drives Matthews to Verge of Tears

Can a picture be worth a thousand tears? Behold Chris Matthews in the depths of despair, contemplating the prospect that Obama-the-dreamer has lost to Hillary the machine candidate.

Schmoozing with Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on today's Morning Joe, Matthews had analogized Obama to Mozart the genius while casting Hillary in the role of the workmanlike but uninspired Salieri.

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JOE SCARBOROUGH: You always talk about how we always put a dreamer out there, and we always believe, but in the end, machine always beats the man, John Henry always dies at the end --

CHRIS MATTHEWS: He loses to the railroad.

SCARBOROUGH: The railroad always win.

MATTHEW: Ugh, you're breaking my heart with my own story. It's a heartbreaking story. It's a heartbreak.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Bringing tears to his eyes!

SCARBOROUGH: This morning, is it not the case, this morning, Wednesday morning on January 30th, can we not say with certainty that once again the dreamer has died and the machine has won?

MATTHEWS: [Long pause punctuated by audible sigh.]

BRZEZINSKI: Wow! He's gonna cry!

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