I don't know if Chris Matthews is seriously considering seeking the senate seat of Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Penn., in 2010. But just in case he is, let me state this clearly.
Should Matthews seek the Democratic nomination, I will support his opponent monetarily. I will urge Pennsylvanian progressives to do everything possible to defeat him. I will consider moving to Harrisburg for the duration of the 2010 primary season to work for his opponent.
If Matthews somehow gets the Democratic nomination, I will donate money to Arlen Specter, or, in the event Specter steps down, I will donate money to whomever the Republicans endorse for the seat, up to and including Rick Santorum. And I will again urge Pennsylvanian progressives to do everything they can to defeat Matthews, no matter the consequences. If it costs the Democrats control of the Senate, if it sends Pat Toomey to Washington, if it cements Republican control of Congress for a generation, I will do absolutely everything within my power to keep Chris Matthews from being elected to the United States Senate. Because if Matthews -- a childish, misogynistic, embarrassing boor of a human being -- can be elected to the Senate as a Democrat, then the label "Democrat" has no meaning worth defending.