comScore Chris Matthews Counts Down Stupidest Political Statements Of All Time | Mediaite
video

Chris Matthews Counts Down Stupidest Political Statements Of All Time

Before you ask, Chris Matthews did not include any of his own bon mots in this list, I assume because technically he is not a politician. Nor did he include any words of wisdom from Sarah Palin. Instead, it would appear Matthews was inspired to make the list following this week’s political bumbles, including Blumenthal and Rand Paul, and especially Arlen Specter’s loss in Pennsylvania, which Matthews attributed to Specter admitting he was merely switching parties in order to win. That statement came in at number ten on Matthews’ list.

Other missteps that made the list: John Kerry’s “I voted for it before I voted against it’; George Allen’s ‘Maccaca’ moment; and Barack Obama’s “they get bitter and cling to guns” remark. None of these hit the number one spot, however — anyone care to take a guess on the dumbest political statement ever? Answer in the video below.

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop