No 'Chris Matthews Show' Panelist Can Name Republican Candidate That Could Be Great President

July 17th, 2011 6:39 PM

Chris Matthews as usual had four guests on the weekly syndicated program bearing his name.

When he asked them which of the current Republican candidates could end up being a great president, nobody chose to identify a single one (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Welcome back. This week's big question for us: of the Republicans running for president, which one offers the best chance of becoming a great president? John Heilemann?

JOHN HEILEMANN, NEW YORK MAGAZINE: You know, I put down my chisel from when I finished working on Mt. Rushmore the last time. I'm not really in that business. But, you know, you think about a guy like Harry Truman, a humble haberdasher. You know, yeah, there's greatness within all of us, Chris.

So Matthews asked for them to name a Republican, and Heilemann named a Democrat. Need to anything more to fully grasp his political leanings?

Let's continue:

GLORIA BORGER, CNN: Okay, I'm with him [Points to Heilemann and laughs] I think there are enough people on Mt. Rushmore, right.

0 for 2. Next?

KELLY O’DONNELL, NBC: Well, I’m going to be on somebody's Republican bus. So I think you're pushing me over the cliff.

0 for 3:

MATTHEWS: Okay, one guy’s got guts. Go for it.

JOE KLEIN, TIME MAGAZINE: The great Republican: he adopted a Republican foreign policy, he passed a Republican healthcare plan, he supported Republican cap and trade answer on global warming. Barack Obama is the Republican candidate who should be on Mt. Rushmore.

MATTHEWS: Okay, he’s much more moderate than you think.

So not only didn't any of these so-called journalists name one of the current Republican candidates as possibly becoming a great president, the only actual names mentioned were both Democrats.

If you had any doubts about the amount of liberal bias in today's news media, just play this clip over and over until such doubts have been wiped from your mind.

And if that's still not enough, consider that likely all of these folks - including the host - believe Obama - despite 9.2 unemployment, rising gas and food prices, and an exploding debt - IS a great president.

Makes you want to believe these people when they report on important matters facing the nation, doesn't it?