MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews predicted Tuesday that electoral disaster will occur for Democrats if they nominate Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders as their presidential candidate.
Matthews said Sanders’ socialist views won’t be embraced by a majority of Americans and the Democrats risk losing 49 states to Trump as Sen. George McGovern did to then-President Richard Nixon in 1972.
“I think this country will never go that direction and by the way we’ll lose 49 states and I was there in 1972 at the Democratic Convention when the people on the left were dancing in glee,” said Matthews. “I saw them, literally — they were dancing in a circle.”
He warned: “So that could happen again. So clearly. That is what I see. It could happen again.”