Chris Matthews Tells Colbert: "I Want To Be A Senator"

Chris Matthews appeared on "The Colbert Report" last night in his hometown of Philadelphia, where there is much speculation over whether he will run as a Democratic candidate for Arlen Specter's senate seat in 2010.

Chris neither confirmed nor denied the reports but told Colbert, incredibly earnestly, "Did you ever want to be something your whole life, besides this? When you grow up, some kids want to be a fireman. I want to be a Senator. But I have to deal with these things as they come. ... There's a difference between being a celebrity and someone who works for the people. And it's a greater thing to work for the people than being on television."

Watch (senate discussion comes near the end):