Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews , politically liberal host of Hardball with Chris Matthews, known for his trademark "hardball" interruptions of his guests
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We supported the contras. We're not against all opposition to government, or all paramilitary operations.

Chris Matthews

I mean, if somebody said to me, junior year of college, you can go anywhere, your old man's paying for it, I'd have been gone in a flash. But I had to work. Every summer my mother would say, 'Get that job and hold on to it until August 30.'

Chris Matthews

I tell my staff, we're riding a tour bus around, and we're going to stop and look at some weird stuff - but we're taking our viewers around safely. They're just looking out the window at it. I'm trying to create a sense of comfort for my center audience.

Chris Matthews

Motives are so hard to get to. There are people opposed to this war who are trying to stop it, and there are people who are just posing as critics.

Chris Matthews

I don't understand how we can justify the occupied territories. It serves no goal, except the political goal of Sharon within Israel.

Chris Matthews

I can't find a reason to be for this war. I've looked, and I can't, so I'm not.

Chris Matthews

Just look at who won the third debate between Bush and Gore. I knew Bush won, because people liked him more. People just didn't like Gore. But all the journalists thought Gore won big, he cleaned the guy's clock.

Chris Matthews

They were unable to stand up and say: 'Here's our policy. It's 'Unite the world against terrorism.''

Chris Matthews

Then the administration tied it in to the regional dispute between Israel and its enemies, as if that's about international terrorism. No, it's not.

Chris Matthews

I'm not just gonna go after the black Jesse Jackson they all want to make fun of, but I know the wrong people are gonna laugh at that. I don't want to play to that crowd. I don't.

Chris Matthews

Why didn't we recognize how much it bothered them spiritually and politically?

Chris Matthews

C'mon. He'd be embarrassing upstairs at the White House. So I think she'd have a hard time. I think a woman president would have to be very conservative to get elected.

Chris Matthews

Someone needs to talk sense to the president. But these people are not world travelers. This president, much as I like him, had all the opportunities in the world.

Chris Matthews

Well, the right-wing policy with regard to Israel - the people who don't want to deal with Arafat, who don't want a Palestinian state - the whole sort of right-wing view is consistent with the view toward Iraq. It's the same policy and the same people.

Chris Matthews

The Democrats just don't have a foreign policy that they're willing to defend, that they're willing to use to take down the president's. We're dealing with the power of suggestion here.

Chris Matthews

The difference between me and them is that I'll look at Jesse Jackson and I'll see four Jesse Jacksons, and they'll just see one, the clown ambulance chaser.

Chris Matthews

I still think I could defend myself by pointing to the value of the presidency. I don't think the Democrats protected the value of the presidency.

Chris Matthews

I don't believe he had a responsibility to even answer that question - you have no responsibility to answer personal questions that people have no right to ask you.

Chris Matthews

Why don't we just go set up the card tables ourselves, right now? Sign them up to commit suicide. And you never hear anybody talking about this.

Chris Matthews

I know one thing: There are a billion Islamic people in the world today, and there will be about 2 billion by the time we're dead. They're not going to give up their religion.

Chris Matthews