Chris Matthews: He did so well “I forgot he was black tonight.”
Late Update: This was actually one of those great Chris Matthews moments. And I don’t mean that snarkily or critically. It’s one of the reasons I’ve come to like him a lot — something I couldn’t say in the Clinton years. He’s just so honest and genuine, sometimes painfully so. And for someone of Matthews generation, talking about race, it often leads him into some rather awkward and cringey quotes. Here’s Matthews clarifying the statement a bit later in the evening.