I guess when Chris Matthews stays up past his bedtime, he gets really goofy. In a chat with former Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond -- best known for his skits impersonating Bill Clinton -- Matthews gushed of Clinton that he's such a natural politician and conversationalist that you could put him on Mars and he'd find a way to quickly seduce the Martians.
"I always figured that if Bill Clinton landed on Mars, he would know how to do it with them, he would know how to reproduce, he would know everything. He'd just instinctively know how to talk to people," Matthews gushed. [MP3 audio here; video follows page break]
Moments earlier, Matthews enthused that "years from now, we may look back" and remember Clinton's speech "as one of the greatest in convention history."
Poor Julian Castro. His greatest speech ever accolade lasted just one night before Bubba supplanted it in Matthews's mind.
P.S.: Also of note but not perhaps worthy of a separate blog entry: Mother Jones magazine's David Corn joined Matthews and Hammond in this segment. Matthews described the lefist publication as "centrist."