Chris Matthews: I'm Really Glad Hurricane Sandy Happened

Katie Pavlich

11/7/2012 1:58:00 PM - Katie Pavlich

MSNBC Host Chris Matthews is "so glad" Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast last week, leaving millions without power in frigid tempuratures. Why? Because in his opinion, the storm brought us "good politics."

CHRIS MATTHEWS: I am so proud of the country. To reelect this president and overcoming -- not because of the partisanship or even the policies. Here's an African-American guy with an unusual background -- part immigrant background, part African-American background -- with all this assault on him from day one. From Mitch McConnell, from the clowns out there that will never be elected, never will be to anything.

And the way he took it, as someone said, with coolness and charm and dignity and took it and took it and kept moving forward and doing his job. And the American people, and I know we look at these percentage, 40% of white vote. Fine. That's about right among Democrats in the last couple cycles, three cycles or four. Good work for them. Good work for him. A good day for America.

I'm so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics.

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