JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: Let me ask you losers, political losers of the year?
CHRIS MATTHEWS: Terrible year for the president. I mean, itâ€™s terrible, thisâ€¦
SCARBOROUGH: Can you go back a year? One year ago, the president was getting ready for his second inauguration. So much hope. This has been a terrible year.
MATTHEWS: Thereâ€™s another piece of it which youâ€™re subtly getting at. Itâ€™s not just that itâ€™s a bad year in terms of the rollout. Thereâ€™s an erosion in interest. It feels like a very long presidency now. It feels like the seventh or eighth year of a presidency. It doesnâ€™t feel like the fifth. There wasnâ€™t that rejuvenation that comes with re-election. There wasnâ€™t any, certainly he was never going to get a honeymoon from the other side, but there was no sense of wow. And I think thatâ€™s hurt him a lot.