Matthews Is Still Upset Romney Beat Obama in 2012 Debate; Claims Romney Was ‘Terrible’

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<p><em>See more in the <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2016/09/20/chris-matth…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the NewsBusters blog.</em></p>

<p>With the first 2016 presidential debate approaching on Monday, a portion of Tuesday&rsquo;s<em> Hardball </em>on MSNBC was dedicated to looking back at some iconic moments from past debates and host Chris Matthews used the time to express his sheer anger that still permeates four years later at Mitt Romney for his <strong>&ldquo;terrible performance&rdquo; </strong>in the first 2012 debate where he <strong>&ldquo;walked in like he&rsquo;s a better man&rdquo;</strong> than President Obama.</p>

<p>Matthews&rsquo;s characterization of Romney&rsquo;s performance being both<strong> &ldquo;terrible&rdquo;</strong> and<strong> &ldquo;repellant&rdquo; </strong>certainly runs counter to how he felt at the time on October 3, 2012 when NewsBusters wrote about the MSNBC host having a meltdown wondering<strong> &ldquo;where was Obama&rdquo; </strong>and credited Romney for coming in with<strong> &ldquo;a plan...to dominate the time&rdquo;</strong> and <strong>&ldquo;going to be aggressive.&rdquo;</strong></p>

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