Chris Matthews on Christie: He Has “Blood” in Him

Also: Matthews is at ThinkFest tonight!

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Yesterday, Chris Matthews summed up New Jersey–and America’s–love affair with Chris Christie thusly:

The Reagan Democrats are alive,” Matthews said. “They’re working class, middle class, mostly Catholics—I’m just saying, it’s a fact—ethnic people, people who came two or three generations ago. They tend to be very, very patriotic. And they like reality. They don’t like Al Gores. They don’t like people like [Michael] Dukakis. They want real people with blood in them. People that talk with attitude.”

Come to the Rittenhouse Hotel tonight to hear Matthews, the keynote speaker of Philly Mag’s ThinkFest. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a Q&A with Matthews and Philly Mag editor Tom McGrath.