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He helped many Democrat campaigns, wrote speeches for Jimmy Carter, a man not exactly known for his command of the English Language. Matthews describes himself as a centrist, while his shows were known for equal parts exuberant praise and softball questions for progressives, and frequent condemnation and challenges for conservatives. Though to be fair, he would sometimes criticize the left, for not being left enough, which is likely where his "centrism" self-image comes from.
Matthews was an immediate fan of Barack Obama and during the 2008 Presidential election speech, commenting how much he loved Obama's speech he said, "I felt this thrill going up my leg." That's the kind of centrist conservatism that Salon and Media Matters called him the "most conservative voice" on MSNBC (which is sort of like being called the nicest of Hitler's Henchmen). That quip became an instant meme that haunted him as it made it sound like he wanted to consummate his bromance with BO, and he's been asked or taunted with his own words ever since.