Liberals may be dense and disingenuous, but we're not stupid. What interest would liberals possibly have in torpedoing Herman Cain's continuous rise in the Teabagger wingnut polls? The man is a godsend! While we don't expect him to win the nomination, the longer he stays out there leading the crazies polls, the better it is for liberals and Democrats, and President Obama's electoral prospects.
Matthews has been completely clueless about POLITICO, and remains so. Here he is with POLITICO conservative propagandist, Susan Page, on Romney's outrageous flip-flops. Page is there to spin Romney (she seems like an establishment Republican, so he's probably her "guy") in as good a light as possible:
Then Chris says, "OK. You report this in a straight fashion, obviously, Susan." Yeah right. Like the time she said on Hardball, in all seriousness, that the firebreathing wingnut Florida Congressman Allen West was a respectable voice on slashing Medicare and Social Security. Do I need to spell out how outrageous such a throwaway statement is, Chris? The POLITICOs do it all the time on Hardball and wherever they appear on MSNBC. What a pathetic POLITICO tool Mr. Matthews is.MATTHEWS: "Why does he go 180 back and forth?"
PAGE: "I think it's not a 180. I think it's a more modest tweak than that. But I think it's because what he said in June in your first clip is unacceptable to some conservative Republicans. He's trying to emphasize kind of the conservative part of his message."