On Thursday evening, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will host President Barack Obama for an interview. As Eddie noted Tuesday morning, the interview will cover a “variety of topics,” including the botched rollout of healthcare.gov.

Given the likely tingles of anticipation he’s experiencing today, Matthews previewed the presidential interview in a segment with fellow MSNBCer Andrea Mitchell.

Via Mediaite:

“I’ll be talking about executive accountability and the strange way of this roll out, as it has occurred,” Matthews told MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell. “I think I would compare it, Andrea, to a brilliant writer, perhaps, with a great theme who turns in a paper with a lot of misspelling or bad handwriting.”

“With all the great strengths potentially of a national health care system along these lines, the way it was rolled out has hurt it,” he continued. “It’s given the other side a lot of talking points to use against the president generally in terms of his competence.”

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