Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's syndicated Chris Matthews Show, as the group discussed Rush Limbaugh's "slut" comment, the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman - also of MSNBC and formerly of Newsweek - asserted that Mitt Romney missed out on the "riskless opportunity" of having a "Sister Souljah moment" by not telling Limbaugh to "stuff it." Fineman:
John [Heilemann] and I were talking about this last night. If ever there was an opportunity, a riskless opportunity for Mitt Romney to have a Sister Souljah moment by going after somebody in his own party the way Bill Clinton did, went after his own base, Romney could have, without risk, gone after Rush Limbaugh and said, "Rush Limbaugh, stuff it." Why didn't they do it?