Chuck Todd on watching the McCain/Palin interview conducted by Brian Williams
I wouldn’t blame Brian for wanting to say that there was a tenseness between – first of all, between the two – there’s no 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’re not comfortable with each other yet.
The other thing about is, you could tell, they know that they are losing. There is an intensity there. They are drained. The entire campaign staff is drained. The two candidates seem guarded. They seem on edge. It’s not as if they were rude or anything. It’s not as if they weren’t trying to be forthcoming. It’s just an intense negative intensity. I don’t know how else to describe it. But you will see, when you see the two of them together, the chemistry is not all there. You do wonder, is John McCain starting to blame her for things, blaming himself? Is she blaming him?
You just wonder, what’s going on inside their heads? Are they upset with how the other has treated them?