Matthews on Obama's SOTU speech: "I forgot he was black tonight for an hour" Video ››› January 27, 2010 10:52 PM EST ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF ? From MSNBC's 2010 State of the Union coverage: Loading the player reg... Previously: Matthews: "Can Obama now win over the regular folks, white folks, against John McCain?" Matthews: Obama "can't walk into a dinette with five or six guys there, white guys, in some cases ... He can't just shake hands and hang out" Matthews: Does Obama "connect with regular people" or just African-Americans and college grads? Matthews on Obama: "[T]his gets very ethnic, but the fact that he's good at basketball doesn't surprise anybody" Short Link copy link Show/Publication State Of The Union We've changed our commenting system to Disqus. Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here. Updated rules for commenting are here. View the discussion thread.