Matthew Dowd, who worked as chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney ’04 campaign, is getting a shot behind the anchor desk on ABC's “This Week."
Since news broke that George Stephanopoulos was heading to “Good Morning America” in December, the network has had five different fill-in hosts while deciding who’ll get the job permanently: Jake Tapper, Terry Moran, Barbara Walters, Jonathan Karl and Elizabeth Vargas.
Still, Dowd—who has been an ABC political contributor since 2007, and regular on the Sunday roundtable—will be the first non-journalist to have a chance asking the questions. Dowd's just scheduled for this week, as the network continues looking for a permanent host.
Pretty soon they'll be trying out right-wing talk show hosts. I think it's time Stewart gets a shot to host the Sunday show. Hey, he may not want to do it, but he's not afraid to step into the political arena and duke it out, so why not give this one a try? I bet you'll see somebody that would have a clear understanding of the issues and not be worried about protecting his Villager image with the rest of the Beltway elites.