While covering the New Hampshire primary results, Chris Matthews lamented that he believed Bernie had “delivered a knockout punch tonight” against fellow 2020 Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and that Biden was “not even in the running for moderate leader anymore.”
I think, Brian, it seems to me, there has been a successful campaign by Bernie Sanders on the progressive left. He’s won that battle, at least up in New Hampshire, he may continue to do so.
But he’s definitely delivered a knockout punch tonight against Elizabeth Warren. On the other side, Biden is not even in the running for moderate leader anymore, and that’s a big development tonight. It is a battle on the moderate side between those — between Buttigieg and [Klobuchar]. It just is.
And I think we’re going to see the problem they both have is money and organization around the rest of the country.
Are they going to end up like Paul Tsongas did up here many years ago and couldn’t go anywhere afterwards? And that’s the problem they both face.
Supporters of Bernie Sanders noted Matthews looked particularly depressed during his coverage of the NH Primary results since he’s against Bernie.
The look on Chris Matthews's face right now as primary results come in is absolutely sending me pic.twitter.com/xgi7d1Lz3E
— olive (@coherentstates) February 12, 2020
— Common Dreams (@commondreams) February 12, 2020
Matthews had clearly hoped Buttigieg would beat Biden as can be seen with this coverage.
Bigbrain gumshoe Chris Matthews catches the Bernie Sanders campaign trying to win the primary.pic.twitter.com/VOJXidqtWp
— gato fumador ❼ (@QueenInYeIIow) February 8, 2020
Video: Watch Chris Matthews GO OFF like a boss (no, I'm not joking) about the dangers of socialism re; Bernie, the pure evil of communism, the legitimate fears of a Red Scare in the Cold War, and how "there would have been executions in Central Park" if they won pic.twitter.com/2XxmZbsJTc
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) February 8, 2020