MSNBC host Chris Matthews, known for his over-the-top fondness for President Barack Obama, named the president the biggest "political loser" of 2013 on "Morning Joe" Friday. That's quite a different distinction than a "perfect American," which Matthews once gave Obama.
"Terrible year for the president. I mean, it’s terrible," he said.
Joe Scarborough agreed that it has been a "terrible year" for Obama after there was "so much hope" following his second inauguration.
"There’s another piece of it which you’re subtly getting at," Matthews continued. "It’s not just that it’s a bad year in terms of the rollout. There’s an erosion in interest. It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency. It doesn’t feel like the fifth."
"There wasn’t that rejuvenation that comes with re-election. There wasn’t any, certainly he was never going to get a honeymoon from the other side, but there was no sense of wow. And I think that’s hurt him a lot," he concluded.
Watch the MSNBC video via MRCTV below: