Even Chris Matthews and his guests on last night’s “Hardball” seem impressed with NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s D.C. speech this week. But, alas, Matthews could not keep the discussion exclusively to the merits of the speech. Instead, when a guest made a quick remark about Christie looking like average Americans (which he said could be an advantage), Matthews prodded, turning it into a full blown discussion on Christie’s weight and comparing the governor to the “thin” and “fit” President Obama.

To be fair, Matthews did admit he himself struggles with weight. But he also added that Christie would draw the ire of First Lady Michelle Obama considering her campaign against obesity:

Matthews, you may remember, has mocked Christie’s weight before.

“I saw him the other day and I was amazed by it,” he said in December, “he must be 300 plus, and that’s something he’s just gotta deal with because you’re not going to say, ‘I’m going to cut the budget,’ well, how about starting with supper?”

Listen to it here.