Coming right from an interview he observed between NBC's Brian Williams and John McCain and Sarah Palin, MSNBC's Todd was struck by the lack of in-person chemistry between the two Republicans.
"There was a tenseness," said Todd on MSNBC, as the Huffington Post reported. "I couldn't see chemistry between John McCain and Sarah Palin. I felt as if we grabbed two people and said 'here, sit next to each other, we are going to conduct an interview.' They are not comfortable with each other yet." (My guess is that post-election, we'll find out much more about this story.)
Then Todd wondered out loud:
"When you see the two of them together, the chemistry is just not there. You do wonder, is John McCain starting to blame her for things? Blaming himself? Is she blaming him?"
Great question. Too bad Brian Williams, who just interviewed McCain and Palin, never asked those questions.
Correction: I originally wrote, incorrectly, that Todd had been part of the NBC interview and criticized him for not asking questions about whether McCain blamed Palin. I regret the error.