Reveling in the President Obama’s re-election victory, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said that he was actually “glad” that Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last week, because it promoted “good politics.”

“I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things,” Matthews said, adding that he was speaking “politically…not in terms of hurting people.”

“The storm brought in possibilities for good politics,” he added.

Matthews praised Obama’s “coolness and charm and dignity” in the crisis in spite of years of criticism from Republicans.