Chris Matthews Compares Romney to Denny's

It's becoming obvious the Obama-loving media are in a full-scale panic over recent polling data showing the President trailing Republican contender Mitt Romney.

On MSNBC's Hardball Wednesday, host Chris Matthews actually compared Romney to the low budget restaurant chain Denny's (video follows with transcript and commentary):

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Well, this is how Mitt won the primaries. He spent tens of millions of dollars destroying his rivals with negative TV ads hoping that people would vote for him out of desperation. They certainly weren’t going to vote for Santorum or Gingrich when Mitt and his moneyed friends were through keelhauling them in one nasty ad after the other.

So this is what we’re getting this November: a candidate we know, and one waiting in the shadows hoping things get so hopeless that we elect that guy with the nice wife and kids, that one who won’t answer questions. Well right now, he won’t even tell us how he got rich for the simple reason he doesn’t want us to know the answers. He just wants us, well he just wants himself to be the alternative, the guy we end up with when nothing else is around. You know, sort of like going to Denny’s.

To begin with, Matthews might have been channeling Mike Huckabee who said in January:

"I've told people that I think Mitt Romney is the 'Denny's' of the Republican field," Mr. Huckabee said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated "America's Morning News" radio program. The chain is "not the restaurant you jump in the car and say, 'Honey, it's our anniversary. Let's go to 'Denny's.' But 'Denny's' is the place that, when everything else is closed, or you just want to go someplace where you know what you're going to get and it's going to be priced in a way that you can afford it — 'OK, we'll go to Denny's.'"


Huckabee elaborated saying, "Mitt Romney is the guy that, even though he is not very many people's first choice, he is consistent."

As such, Huckabee's comparison was a compliment. Matthews' was an insult.

Romney's worth upwards of $250 million. You think he even knows what Denny's is?

More importantly, what's this nonsense about us not knowing who the former Massachusetts governor is?

We certainly know a heck of a lot more about him today than we did Barack Obama in 2008. That didn't prevent Matthews from getting a thrill up his leg for the then junior senator.

In reality, we know tons about Romney, and that's the problem for the Hardball host.

Romney's successful, rich, attractive, smart, has executive experience, business experience, a gorgeous family, and no blemishes on his record to disqualify him as a candidate.

And this is driving Obama-lovers like Matthews crazy, for they just can't pin anything on Romney to assure their pony in this race a victory.

So instead they sling mud.

Isn't that what the candidates are supposed to do, and the so-called journalists are supposed to ferret out the truth for the electorate?

Or is that a bygone era that people like Matthews have completely forgotten?

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.