Chris Matthews played the race card on Mitt Romney, Thursday, angrily
insisting that the Republican presidential candidate bringing up
Jeremiah Wright is the equivalent of mocking Black History Month. After
guest Major Garrett suggested that Romney's attack on Wright indicated,
simply, that the Republican was running a primary race, Matthews
The Hardball anchor snarled, "That was his tribute to Black History Month? Whacking at the guy for his minister. Whacking at him for his philosophy and his religion?" [MP3 audio here.]
Unloading on Garrett, Matthews continued, "What, he was allowed to do it in February?...Why do you so loosely let him skip away from the standard he set?"