From the Mahalo Buzz team… Did Chris Matthews just give credit to Obama for rising above his blackness? Perhaps it didn't come out the way he intended it.
Matthews continued" "You know, he's gone a long way to become a leader of this country and passed so much history in just a year or two. I mean its something we don't even think about. I was watching and I said wait a minute, he's an African America guy in front of a bunch of other white people, and there he is, the president of the United States and we've completely forgotten that tonight. Completely forgotten it. I think it was the scope of his discussion, it was so broad ranging, so in tune with so many problems and aspects and aspects of American life that you don't think that you don't think in terms of the old tribalism and the old ethnicity. It was astounding in that regard, a very subtle fact, its so hard to talk about, maybe I shouldn't even talk about it."4