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Chris Matthews: "I Felt This Thrill Going Up My Leg" As Obama Spoke

Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/28/08 03:45 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 01:25 PM ET

Chris Matthews

Last night during MSNBC's Potomac Primary coverage, Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann were discussing Barack Obama's speech. Matthews — who, in the past, has both cried over an Obama speech and compared him to Jesus — described exactly what happens to him when Obama speaks:

I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often.

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Later during MSNBC's coverage, resident anchorman/funnyman Brian Williams made fun of Matthews, saying, "let's talk about that feeling Chris gets up his leg when Obama talks." Watch:


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