Matthews on Obama's SOTU speech: “I forgot he was black tonight for an hour”
From MSNBC's 2010 State of the Union coverage:
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"