“I think he’s hot,” Republican strategist Mary Matalin said of her husband and fellow political player James Carville on Saturday at the FPA Experience 2012 in San Antonio.
Matalin was describing how the two work and live together despite being on opposite sides of the political aisle.
“We share faith and family, not politics. I’m right, he’s very wrong,” she added to laughter and applause from the audience.
She related the story of her involvement in the aftermath of then Vice President Dick Cheney’s famed hunting accident, in which he accidently shot a companion.
“I saw Hillary Clinton, or H-bomb as she’s referred to in our house, on TV calling for a Senate investigation into the shooting,” Matalin said. “I got on the phone to James and said no-way was that going to happen, and it didn’t, so that’s one way we work together.”
The reason for the particularly high emotions surrounding this year’s election is the “clash of ideas” which routinely happens at “pivot points” throughout history.
“Anyone who makes predictions about the outcome of this year’s race is either a fool or a liar,” she claimed. “In politics, perception is reality and perception is meant to drive the reality. Obama got a ‘dead-cat’ bounce after the convention, which was simply the result of the base getting focused finally since they didn’t have a primary fight.”
Despite some polls showing Obama with a commanding campaign lead, Matalin said the number is closer to three points in favor of the president.