The Right Scoop has the clip, which depicts Chris Matthews’ disgust at Mitt Romney for, well, even daring to run against President Obama at all.

Matthews imagines Romney gearing up for his campaign even before Obama had been inaugurated and fantasizes his that internal dialog went something like this: “Well, this guy could be beat by me.” Shocking! This, Matthews observes, is “an arrogant point of view” on Romney’s part and shows “a certain kind of disdain” for the man Matthews has described as “the perfect American.

Here’s Matthew’s quote lowered from dog whistle pitch to a frequency where we can hear all the words.

Ah! It’s so much clearer now. Racist!