Remember when Chris Matthews had this conversation with Joe Scarborough:
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Yeah, well, you know what? I want to do everything I can to make this thing work, this new presidency work, and I think that —
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that your job? You just talked about being a journalist!
MATTHEWS: Yeah, it is my job. My job is to help this country.
SCARBOROUGH: Your job is the make this presidency work?
MATTHEWS: To make this work successfully. This country needs a successful presidency.
Chris Matthews and the others on MSNBC have lost that loving feeling for Obama. Jim Geraghty has the details. Here’s a portion:
More Fineman: “Despite his high approval rating and obvious intellect and goodwill, he hasn’t quite yet seemed to convey the sense that he knows the way forward and that he can get us there . . . I thought the first fifteen minutes of this show were devastating. Not that Jim Cramer is the only person they have to convince, but they have to convince people that they know what they’re doing, that they’re not just feeling their way forward.” Robinson points out that they are feeling their way forward.
Matthews: “I thought 8,000 was the floor, and it looks like 6,000 is the floor. People are angry, I’m getting angry.”
Read all of Jim’s post. It’s only been a month, and already Obama’s biggest fans in the media are losing patience with amateur hour at the White House.
Hat tip: Sister Toldjah