MSNBC's Primary Coverage: A Little Advice To The Candidates

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I told John last night that I'm suffering from some serious primary fatigue. It's getting harder and harder to keep an eye on the coverage to find clips of analysis or speeches we haven't heard several times before. However, there's no question that this little exchange on MSNBC's primary coverage made me laugh. After John McCain's "victory" speech (?-public speaking is not the man's forte, to put in charitably) in Alexandria, Virginia upon hearing that he was the projected winner of all three Potomac primaries, Keith Olbermann had a little advice for the Republican candidate and Chris Matthews takes the award for the strangest/creepiest addition to his man-crush gushes:

OLBERMANN: John McCain, speaking after his three victories in the Potomac primaries tonight, from Alexandria, Virginia, to the tunes of "Johnny B. Goode," instrumental only-- and a statement that I hope transcends political orientation and party affiliation and all that. I would think, Chris, as we start to analyze what we’ve heard here. The rule has to be: if you can, always speak BEFORE Barack Obama, not after Barack Obama.

MATTHEWS: I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case of this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama speech…my…I felt this furrowing up my leg. And I don’t have that too often.


MATTHEWS: No, seriously, it’s a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country and that is an objective assessment.

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