Student: I'm for 'Expertise,' Chris Matthews: So You're for Obama!

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On the 5pm edition of Thursday night's "Hardball," Chris Matthews ventured out into the crowd of students on hand for tonight's vice presidential debate at Washington University to see what they were looking for in a candidate. When one student responded: "I'd like a display of knowledge and expertise." Matthews interjected: "So you're on the Obama side, right?"

Matthews then asked a different student, in an apparent shot at Sarah Palin, if a "candidate for Vice President should be able to get into Washington University?"

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The following exchanges occurred on the October 2, edition of "Hardball:"

CHRIS MATTHEWS TO STUDENT: What are you looking for tonight?

UNIDENTIFIED STUDENT: I'd like, I'd like a display of knowledge and expertise.

MATTHEWS: So you're on the Obama side, right?

[APPLAUSE]

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MATTHEWS TO DIFFERENT STUDENT: Do you think the Vice President of the United States, the candidate for Vice President should be able to get into Washington University?

[APPLAUSE]

Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens
Geoffrey Dickens is the Deputy Research Director at the Media Research Center.