During Tuesday’s election night coverage on MSNBC, Chris Matthews again discussed the thrill-causing tendencies of President Obama. Shortly after Rick Santorum‘s speech, where he pulled a piece of shale out of his pocket, Matthews lauded the Republican hopeful’s ability to go off teleprompter, but thought President Obama still did it better, noting he had both a brain and a heart to charm the American public — and an ability to thrill.
“Barack Obama can do both. He has a brain, and he has a heart, and he can cause a thrill…in the American people because he has both,” Matthews observed. “He can have a vision, and he can have a passion to go with that vision. I don’t see it getting together for the Republicans here, and I think it’s a real challenge for them.”
“If Romney could have given that speech, he would have no problem winning the nomination,” Matthews remarked to Al Sharpton about Santorum. “We saw the heart of the Republican party separated from its head, to the extent there are hearts and heads involved here. They are separated. This guy can give a passionate speech, as you were pointing out – now you were doing your homework there – without a teleprompter.”
Matthews still thought Obama provided the biggest thrill of all.
Watch Matthew’s comments below via MSNBC:
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