Today, in Politico, Michael Calderone and Josh Kraushaar provide the most in-depth story to date about the state of Chris Matthews’ political ambitions.
From the article:
Even so, some NBC insiders think it’s all simply a negotiating ploy to jack up his contract.
According to Politico, Mr. Matthews has recently taken to asking advisors about whether he should walk away from MSNBC before his contract runs out in the summer of 2009.
More from the report:
‘We talked about the value of doing this now and six months from now. I advocated that he do this as soon as possible,’ the operative said. ‘It’s the MSNBC stuff that’s going to jam him up. I said, "If you want to be a U.S. senator, step up and get into the race."’