There have been plenty of developments during the 2016 presidential race that few would have predicted.

One example might be MSNBC host Chris Matthews' reaction to what conservative pundit Ann Coulter had to say on his show, enough to warrant these words:

"Thank you, Ann Coulter. Please come back, you're on your good behavior around here.

We don't know how to handle this, but we like it. From our point of view. As long as you're not shooting at us."

Matthews' gratitde followed a discussion of the ongoing feud between candidate Donald Trump and Fox News - which ultimately led to Trump's dropping out of Thursday's debate - during which Coulter had some particularly harsh words for the news organization.