Chris Matthews on New Hampshire Primary: 'If I Were Voting Here I’d Vote for Huntsman'

January 10th, 2012 10:52 AM

As NewsBusters has been reporting, Chris Matthews has clearly joined the Anyone But Romney for Republican presidential nominee crowd.

Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe Tuesday, the Hardball host enthusiastically endorsed one of the former Massachusetts governor's New Hampshire primary rivals actually saying on live television, "If I were voting here I’d vote for Huntsman because he’s American" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CHRIS MATTHEWS: If this state picks Huntsman tonight in second place, strong second place, which is really first place because he’s beating a regional guy, it will be a statement of New Hampshire is still alive. If I were voting here I’d vote for Huntsman because he’s American. He’s a kind of a guy who says, “I’m an American dammit, I’m not one of these stupid ideologues. And I really think, and I’m not a phony.” He is what he is.

Yes, Jon Huntsman is what he is, and so is Chris Matthews: a liberal media member that is willing to do anything to get Barack Obama reelected including endorsing - on live television no less! - Republicans that have no chance of winning.

Alas, this is the state of journalism in America today.

Just imagine what these folks will do once an actual nominee has been chosen.

Heaven help us.