Matthews: Would Rick Perry Have Been for Integration? I Don't Think So!

November 6, 2013 | 4:40 PM EST

“Do you think Rick Perry would be for that? Do you think he’d be cheering for Ike today if he brought the troops in to desegregate the schools in Little Rock? I don't think so!...I compared him to Bull Connor with a smile yesterday. Maybe that was too far, but I’m still learning about this guy....He talks about secession. He talks about states’ rights. He’s got all the idiom of the guys who hate civil rights.”
— Matthews on the August 17, 2011 Hardball.