Widows and orphans, beware: the Republicans are coming!
That was the upshot of Chris Matthews's observation today about two Republican front-runners.
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Financial Times US Managing Editor Chrystia Freeland has become a "Hardball" regular of late.
CHRYSTIA FREELAND: The other thing that people worry about is if someone forecloses on their home, and that's the issue we haven't really seen raised too much in the Rudy-Romney debate. I think as we move into 2008 and the economy looks a lot grimmer, that's going to be another important battleground.So the Rhodes Scholar is on record? The economy is moving way down in 2008?
Matthews moved into populist mode.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: So which of these two tough Republicans is least likely to give [on an overdue mortgage payment] an extension? I don't see a whole lot of heart from either of these guys. Can you imagine Romney?: "Well, let me look at the tables first."Let's admit that Chris has a point. Any of the Dems would have a whole lot more heart. With someone else's money, of course.