Chuck Todd: Democrats Don't Make Republicans Make Tough Votes (VIDEO)

04/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

During an appearance on MSNBC's Hardball last night, Chuck Todd wondered why Democrats are not forcing tougher votes on their Republican counterparts. He pointed out that Republicans in the 2004 elections were able to reshape the election into a choice between the two parties as opposed to a referendum on the presiding party; it was effective.

One of the biggest problems, and I remember this was a problem for the Bush White House back in '04, and they changed it, was how to turn a political environment that was a referendum into a choice election where voters sit there and pick A or B and it's been very difficult. You know the Democrats in the House do not make these Republicans do the tough votes that Republicans used to make Democrats do.


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