This sketch was funnier than their actual "cold open" debate send-up, in my view. Sharpton's portrayed as an ignorant buffoon, Maddow as a smug know-it-all and Matthews as a fevered blow-hard. Imagine that. Enjoy:
My favorite line was the juvenile "nice face, governor" taunt -- basically conceding that they had nothing on Romney. Aside from that, it's really too bad Darrell Hammond isn't around to play Matthews anymore. He captured the idiosycratic yelliness perfectly. I still say nothing can top the comedic value of the real deal:
An instant classic. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is capitalizing on the newfound excitement generated by his lopsided debate win. His online fundraising has exploded (significantly, a majority of the money has come from first-time donors) and his crowds are huge. The GOP nominee addressed an estimated crowd of 13,000 supporters in Port St. Lucie yesterday afternoon:
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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