Matthews, who is about as inside as political insiders get, said that he was “so glad” that Hurricane Sandy battered the east coast last week. After Rachel Maddow appeared ready to interject, he quickly added that he didn’t mean in terms of the damage it caused, but his comments made it clear that for him, the most important thing about Sandy was that it helped tip the election.
“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,” Matthews said.
Update: Matthews tweeted a clarification, saying that he was talking about the bipartisanship that resulted from the storm:
To clarify – I was thrilled at the cooperation between the President and state officials that made the country proud. Great bipartisanship.
— Chris Matthews (@hardball_chris) November 7, 2012