“Obama is bor ing,” insists MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. “He’s kind of a nerd.”
Addressing the Institute of Internal Auditors’ 30th General Audit Management Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on March 17, the cable TV host added on second thought that labeling President Obama a nerd was perhaps a bit strong.
A big fan and cheerleader for Mr. Obama, Mr. Matthews called him “serious-minded” and “ambitious,” having set out to imitate three models: Abraham Lincoln; Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan; and Chicago’s political machine.
Like Lincoln, he said, Mr. Obama for reasons other than “love” assembled in his Cabinet a team of rivals, not the least being Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. He