Matthews feels the bern in a serious way. "When I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there's a hope. And I have no party affiliation," Matthews told Rolling Stone last year. "That's a guy who is talking about something real and that isn't insulted by being called a liberal. Someone could call me a liberal, and I'd say, 'Thank you.' Someone could call me a socialist, and I'd say, 'I wish I was a socialist.' I should get a shirt that says, 'Tax me! Tax the fuck out of me!'"
"At least we're hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don't mean anything. So I feel like there's hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country," he said.