Chris Matthews exclaimed on the Wednesday edition of Hardball that he finds First Lady Michelle Obama "attractive." During a segment with Mark Halperin of Time and The Washington Post's Nia-Malika Henderson, the three speculated whether First Lady Michelle Obama would stump for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Matthews suddenly gushed:
Michelle Obama, the first lady, is a sphinx when it comes to political thinking. I don't know what she... obviously she's very likeable, attractive, everybody likes her. She's got great numbers. Every time I've ever bumped into her I find her great, charming to meet with.
Matthews continued speculating that Michelle Obama may have "cast her bet" for Hillary Clinton, rather than Vice-President Biden, as Hillary would be the best bet to ensure Barack Obama's legacy.
The host did not specify if the First Lady made a thrill go up his leg.