Chris Matthews had two highly respected and journalists on his show to discuss the recent demonstrations at the town hall meetings to discuss health care reform. There has been a lot of theories as to why these people are against President Obama's health care reform and the latest one is he because the President is black.
Matthews said on his show: "Put 100 of these people in a room. Strap them into gurneys. Inject them with sodium pentathol. How many of them would say 'I don't like the idea of having a black president"? What percentage?'"
Matthews is the host of Hardball with Chris Matthews
and NBC news-produced panel discussion program The Chris Matthews Show
, which is televised on the weekend. Matthews recently signed a contract, which will keep his show, Hardball, on the air through 2012.
On The Colbert Report
, Matthews hinted at a possible Senate run in Pennsylvania, which is currently held by Arlen Spector, the recently turned Democrat.