16.9.16

DETROIT IS WHAT DEMOCRATS DO.

Here's a clip in which Chris Matthews along with McKay Coppins and Katty Kay discuss a leaked Colin Powell electronic mail in which the retired general and secretary of state is less than impressed, shall we say, with the major parties' presidential offerings.  There's the usual Chris Matthews foaming at the mouth about the Cheenies.



Toward the end, Mr Coppins gets into Mr Powell's reservations about "nation building" (rightfully so: the fatal conceit is the fatal conceit and it's harder to translate institutions across cultures.)  But Mr Matthews's followup is instructive.  "We're still trying to figure out Newark and Detroit."  Make of that what you will.

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