On Hardball Tuesday night, former RNC Chairman Michael Steele told Chris ¬†Matthews that come November the Republican candidates won’t be speaking Ebonics or hip hop when they visit Harlem.

This was in response to Matthews calling Mitt Romney, the Prince Charles in New Guinea for trying to act Southern in an effort to woo voters in Alabama and Mississippi before Tuesday’s primaries.

The only reason Steele got away with that was because he is black, though I’m surprised there wasn’t some fallout for tying blacks in Harlem to Ebonics.

See Steele’s response at 8:18