He hates — hates — to talk about politics in terms of race, but MSNBC’s Chris Matthews just can’t find a way to do his job otherwise. Even discussing Ohio Gov. John Kasich and his election victory, Matthews noted that Kasich has got “the ethnic thing” going for him.

But what Matthews really hates to bring up is the black vote.

A thrill up the leg, perhaps?

It’s not too much if Matthews refers to black voters as “the cavalry,” is it?

The cavalry might not come through during these midterms, but at least President Obama backed them up “under the radar” by going on black radio stations, right?

Beats us.