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October 23, 2012

Chris Matthews: You Know Who Would Have Been a Rock-Star Senator? Me

Coulda been a contender.

In an article for the November Philadelphia Style magazine, a cocky Chris Matthews wistfully recounted a considered 2010 run for Senate, bragging at how incredible he would have been: "I'm not dreaming here. I would be one of the stars of the Democratic Party—there aren’t that many."

The liberal MSNBC anchor flirted with, but ultimately decided against, running in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary. Perhaps wondering what might have been, he lamented, "I know this: If I had run and won and beaten [Senator Pat] Toomey, I would be one of the Democrats people talk about today."

He also compares himself favorably with Barack Obama, noting that Obama doesn't have the street-smarts and instincts of... well, of a Chris Matthews.

That's not a direct quote, but that's what Matthews is getting at. He'd use his People Smarts to help bail out his wannabe husband Obama. See, Obama has the Book Smarts, but Matthews could have saved him by adding his own People Smarts.

You guys know what a "Mary Sue" is, right? If you don't, a "Mary Sue" is a character inserted into fanfic who is a thinly disguised version of the amateur author; the Mary Sue usually saves the hero. It's thus a wish fulfillment fantasy. The author wants to be important in the life of her imaginary hero, so she writes a silly story where she saves Bella, or Edward, or Jacob, or Spock. Or whoever.

What Matthews just described is a Mary Sue fantasy. He's just constructed a fanfic in which a character much like Chris Matthews, who is in fact also named Chris Matthews, bails Obama out of his troubles using his Street Smarts and Irish blarney in an alternate universe America of 2010-2012.

He is deranged.


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