We hear that Mark Leibovich is working on a piece for the NYT magazine (very likely) on Chris Matthews (Leibo recently followed Matthews to Cleveland’s for the MSNBC debate and was also following him around the DC bureau). Does he have some good deets that justify a NYT mag piece?

“Hardball”‘s ratings continue to lag Olbermann’s “Countdown” and David Gregory’s “Race to the White House” is beating “Hardball”‘s 5 p.m. show.