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Chris Matthews

American political commentator, host of Hardball on CNN, former staffer and advisor to Congressmen, author of Hardball (1999)

... to mass, uninformed and unanalytical audiences, the moral imagery always outdazzles the scientific.

from Hardball
One of the most effective means of diminishing your opponent's stature is to advertise his strengths, to set unreasonable expectations of his potential.

1999 - political advice from Hardball
A sad rule of thumb is that most people believe that if any shot goes unanswered it must be true.

1999 - from Hardball