MSNBC’s Chris Matthews played Hardball with Pat Roberton’s Rudy Giuliani endorsement last night.
Matthews and his guests debate the impact Christian broadcaster Robertson’s green light will have on Giuliani’s presidential campaign.
Matthews starts the conversation with Joe Scarborough thus:
Matthews: Joe, I have to ask you right up front, is Pat Robertson OK?
Scarborough: With who? I mean, with evangelical–I sounded like Ann Coulter there for a second. With whom, Chris?
Scarborough: Of course he‘s OK! I mean, he‘s the jackpot.
Matthews: Let me read you, Joe, some of his statements. “The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women, it‘s about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians.”
Of course Matthews, Scarborough and third guest Chuck Todd had a big laugh at Robertson’s insanity. And, really, who wouldn’t. The boys don’t draw any definite conclusions on what this means for Giuliani’s campaign, they do concede that it is, in fact, good news for the gay-loving Republican. It also points to deep fissures within the social conservative movement, which, if you ask us, is even better news.