Chris Matthews to Obama: Offer alternative to Capitalism
Chris Matthews claims that for purposes of the 2012 campaign, Barack Obama needs to offer an alternative to capitalism. Matthews, on his MSNBC show Hardball, August 16, offers his notion of what capitalism is about.
CHRIS MATTHEWS: The Republican candidate will promise that less government is better. Less taxes, less spending, less regulation, less involvement. He or she will say that the smart move is to have Washington pull back into a cocoon of small activity and leave the mighty corporate world, which we’ve been recently assured is just people like us with all the good intentions of mankind, all the compassion and human concern and of course looking out for one’s fellow man, alive and thriving in the executive board room. The live, pending, intriguing unknown is what President Obama will offer. What Obama program? What Obama push? What Obama sweep of action will be showcased for our consideration as we enter the polling booth? What alternative to the compelling argument that government should simply get the heck out of the way so that the lion of capitalism can let loose its mighty roar? What will be the other roar, is my question?
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