"Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd
says Democrats may come to regret shunning President Barack Obama during the midterm elections if Republicans win in a wave as some predict.
With Obama suffering dismal poll numbers and the public largely unhappy with him over Obamacare, multiple scandals, and weak foreign policy, Republicans decided to make him the issue.
"Republicans are saying Obama's to blame for everything. He's to blame for the gridlock, he's to blame for the bad economy," Todd said Monday during a guest appearance on "The Colbert Report."
"And the Democrats said, 'Oh, you're right. Obama's not very good.' So you've reinforced the one message: Obama's not very good."
But that message fails to fire up the Democratic base, which still loves Obama, Todd said. "So if Republicans end up sweeping all of this, I think that's what they're going to look back and regret."
Todd, who says he's been a political junkie since the 1980 Carter-Reagan race when he was 8 years old, said he is disappointed that no midterm contests this year touched on the top issues the public wanted to see debated: the economy and government gridlock.
"We're spending $4 billion to decide if it's Harry Reid or Mitch McConnell that's in charge of the filibuster," he said.
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