During a special edition of MSNBC’s “Hardball” following the CNN Republican presidential debate Thursday evening, host Chris Matthews complained that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s voice is “very hard to listen to” because he “whines all the time.”
Matthews told the Washington Post’s Robert Costa, “You’ve been exposed to this more than I can – so I sympathize with you.”
“I find Cruz very hard to listen to. He’s relentless, and he whines,” Matthews continued. “He’s got this same angry edge to his voice all the time. It’s always to the hard right. It’s always to cheap shot at President Obama, always, always, always playing to the Tea Party. There’s no, there’s no lift in it. There’s no hope in it. It’s just this grinding negativity toward anyone he’s competing with.”
“Please tell me what I’m missing,” Matthews added.