The MSNBC Hardball host's post-debate analysis tonight couldn't have been more different from his Oct. 3 meltdown. Obama “punched him hard.”
Oct. 16: "Obama got the last punch in, and it was decisive."
Chris Matthews was in good spirits tonight. "Despite a little snipiness from the governor, which has become normal," he said, Obama won on six of 10 major debate moments. On Libya, Matthews said, Romney "stuck his chin out and Obama, he punched him hard."
Oct. 3: "Where Was Obama Tonight…What Was He Doing?"
After the Oct. 3 debate — where Obama gave a poor performance, and Romney dominated the stage — Matthews was in panic mode. "This debate tonight wasn't an MSNBC debate, was it," said Matthews. "I don't know how he let Romney get away with the crap he threw out tonight."