by Chris Matthews
It’s something new in Washington: There’s been a divide in Washington between sort of the national capital and the neighborhoods here – the neighborhoods in the Eighth Ward, the Seventh Ward, all round this city, some of the poorer wards. This is the first time I’ve seen a true integration of the city where people are coming from all over the city.
Somebody once said D.C. has come to Washington.
It’s pretty impressive, and it’s all because of Barack Obama. There’s no doubt about it. People who felt out of it politically now feel like it‘s their country too.
We live in a time of wonders. The election of Barack Obama, the selection of Hillary Clinton as secretary of state—a time of wonders.
It’s all new material for us commentators. And nobody’s an expert at this. It is brand new. So all the questions we ask ourselves and ask each other are going to have to remain questions for days and months and years ahead.