'Dangerous Not to Be Aware How It Sounds on Television'
The airwaves have been filled today with the clip of an angry Hillary saying "shame on you, Barack Obama," and another of Clinton mocking the notion that, to believe Barack, "celestial choirs will be singing."
But on this evening's Hardball, Chris Matthews unearthed yet another clip of Hillary at her harshest. And after playing it, a butter-wouldn't-melt-in-his-mouth Matthews ripped the Clinton campaign strategy. Words won't do justice to Clinton's fingernails-on-blackboard tone, but here's what a raspy-voiced Hillary said in the video Matthews played.
HILLARY CLINTON: Quit misleading people about what I do. [Ed.: shades of Bob Dole's unsuccessful line to George H.W in 1988: "stop lying about my record.'] Quit telling people what is not true about my plan. You know, come on: enough is enough! Let's get real here, and compare exactly what both of us stand for!View video here.
Commented Chris to USA Today's Susan Page . . .
CHRIS MATTHEWS: You know, it's always, it's always dangerous in politics to talk to the crowd, and not be aware how it looks or sounds on television.Ouch. But then again, show me the person who after viewing the Hillary clip says "yeah, that's the ticket. I've been on the fence but now I'm voting for her."