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Chuck Todd on Grimes: ‘I Think She Disqualified Herself.’

The gang at MSNBC’s Morning Joe rips into Democratic Senate candidate Allison Lundergan Grimes for refusing to say whether she voted for Barack Obama or not:

Chuck Todd:

Kentuckians expect her to cast a tough vote on anything? Is she ever going to answer a tough question on anything? You want to be a U.S. senator? If you can’t say, if you can’t find a way to stand behind your party’s president — you can disagree with him — but you can’t answer that basic question? And you come across looking that ridiculous? I think she disqualified herself. I really do.

By the way, this is a good example of how Chuck Todd, while by no means a conservative, is enough of a straight shooter that conservatives ought to applaud him, or at least give him a chance as the new host of Meet the Press. When a Democrat flops and looks silly, Todd says the Democrat flopped and looked silly.

Could anyone picture David Gregory saying that one of the Democrats’ biggest hopes for the cycle “disqualified herself” in the final weeks of an election?

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