NBC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd joined MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Thursday where he was asked if there was any political benefit for President Barack Obama in the wake of the federal government’s response to Hurricane Sandy. Todd said that the political observers he has spoken with see a polling bounce in the works for Obama, even though there are no metrics available yet that directly prove that theory.
“Is there Obama momentum,” Matthews asked Todd.
Todd said that he spoke for the “campaign insider’s zeitgeist” when he said that he felt there was a political reward for the president imminent in some form. “They all think there is some sort of bounce here for the president on Sandy,” Todd said. “Nobody can point to any metric yet to prove it.”
Todd said that, prior to Hurricane Sandy; the momentum appeared to be with Mitt Romney. Today, however, the “intangibles” that are immeasurable have begun to favor President Obama.
Matthews observed that Romney suffers from a lack of affection from his base like the president does – Todd agreed and said that this condition may be the result of some that are not clear Romney can win the election next Tuesday.
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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