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Chuck Todd: 'Hillary fatigue ... is going to be a challenge'

Stumping for his new book, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House, Chuck Todd sat down to talk with Salon both about what readers will find in the book, and what he has discovered in Washington, D.C. over the last few decades. One trend Todd is noticing, he said, is that "people in the media have Hillary fatigue."

"I don't know if the grassroots Democrats do; eight years ago they did, which is why they looked to Obama," Todd said. "People had Hillary fatigue — really Clinton fatigue — and were looking for a new direction. Now in the grassroots there's some Clinton nostalgia, especially as Obama's presidency looks shaky. But the Hillary fatigue in the press corps is going to be a challenge."

Read Salon's full interview with the NBC News political director and Meet the Press moderator here.