Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Last Post for Viva Chuck Todd

Bittersweet is about the only word that comes close to the feeling of today. This is the last post for Viva Chuck Todd.

I say it all in the below video, but it needs to be put in "print" just how thankful I am to all of you who made this site a joy to do everyday for the past six months. It has been a fantastic experience just in "meeting" those of you who frequented this site and made your presence known. I know personally that Chuck is forever grateful to all of you for your words of support and encouragement through this historic election season.

For the record, over 120,000 people visited Viva Chuck Todd, and combined in the last six months, tens of thousands of Viva Chuck Todd and Viva Rachel Maddow e-cards have been sent, there are over 350 (and counting) Chuckolyte card-holders and approximately $600 has been raised for the Tim Russert charities.

As the dust settles in our electoral process, this seemed like the logical time to sign-off and go back to what I get paid to do. With that said, there might be some posts in the future as events dictate; so be sure to sign up for updates via email using the Feedburner box to the left- but for the most part, I'm done.

This site and all related Chuck Todd sites ( and will remain live as will our spin-off site, Viva Rachel Maddow.

Before I go, special thanks need to go out to Chuck's G, Kim, Kristian, Willie Geist, Joe Scarborough, Jonathan Capehart, each and every proud Chuckolyte card holder, Ol' Man Barnacle, of course The Chuck and most importantly, Tim Russert for hiring that numbers guy from The Hotline.

Thank you all again for one hell of a fun experience.

Vaya con dios Viva Chuck Todd,

Paul Chamberlain

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Chuck to do the forensics of the Obama campaign in a new book

For months we've been saying that one of the best business management/political stories would be a book about the sparkling clean and efficient political machine that was the Obama campaign. Well, our wishes have been granted in a big tear-inducing way. Not only are we going to see that book, but The Chuck is a co-author.

''s a beautiful world. More here.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Did you really think we wouldn't post this chestnut?

This classic is not only a bold endorsement of why there should be more live television, but it is also the greatest collection of verbally stunned individuals in one place. It was like you dropped hot jumper cables in a fish pond. And as usual, Ol' Man Barnacle provides the best laughs in demonstrating why he is the most underrated comic actor in history. Check out :27 in to see why.

So let's see...that's one "bullshit" for Peggy Noonan and a "f%ck you" for Scarborough. Man, when did HBO buy MSNBC?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Election Night Insanity Contest Winner:
Jessica from Redondo Beach, CA

Our Chuckolyte winner is Jessica from Redondo Beach, CA who nailed the senate races and came freakishly close on the presidential numbers. This is how she did - behold the new Nostradamus:

359 Electoral Votes for Obama (final number 364)
179 Electoral Votes for McCain (final number 173)

55% of the Popular Vote for Obama (final number 52% - 64.4M)
45% of the Popular Vote for McCain (final number 44% - 56.7M)

She aced the senate races, except in the case of Alaska. She gave it to Begich, which could be argued an technical win based on the Pyrrhic and fleeting victory of the crook that is Stevens.

Excellent job Jessica. Your bag of Chuck Todd/Cerebral Itch schwag is on it's way.

Thanks to all of you who participated.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Some magical MSNBC moments on election night

As the states began to break for Obama, the anticipation on-air was palpable. Say what you will about Uncle Chris Matthews, but he gave the most endearing and genuine little speech as to what it was going to mean to have the Obamas as our First Family. Then, the always wonderful Eugene Robinson brought the Viva Chuck Todd offices to tears speaking about telling his son that you can grow up to be president. Bishop T.D. Jakes and Congressman John Lewis added sobering and historical perspectives as history was virtually unfolding by the minute.

Also, enjoy our favorite little "pitchfork and torches" moment outside the White House.

The Chuck "signals to the pitcher" -
if you know what we're sayin'

We at the Viva Chuck Todd offices agonized about posting this one. Then we came to our senses and realized it's freakin' hilarious.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

T-minus: The Future


"To call it a 'narrow path' would be generous at this point."

The Chuck at 9:40EST remarking on McCain's chances after the Ohio loss.

Never forget, this site exists because of him

One more Viva Chuck Todd contest

You call it on this one. Fill out the zippy form above and cross your fingers. For those of you who feel lucky, you can fax your completed form to (619) 342-7432 or email your answers to for your chance to win a bag of Chuckolyte and Cerebral Itch schwag and be made famous on

Oh, and entries must be received by 5PM EST - November 4th, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Captain Jean Luc Chucktodd fires up the snazzy new NBC Holodeck

I believe the operative word is SUH-WEET! Although we're knocking points off for the Obama Invesco Field set design knock-off.

John King can suck it with his Best Buy wall of flat screen TVs.

If Levar Burton ever made a cameo appearance with Norah O'Donnell on The Chuck's Holodeck, somebody would have to call an ambulance for half of the Viva Chuck Todd staff.

The Chuck's ULTIMATE state-by-state rundown

This really is an amazing article. It truly illustrates the genius that is the The Chuck. Rumor has it, he wrote the whole thing on his Blackberry while standing in line at Starbucks.

Mark Lukasiewicz shows off the latest from

The mind boggles as to why you have all these digital references to The Chuck and the plethora of mediums in which he can be found and yet, no mention of Viva Chuck Todd. You think they would've at least included the Chuck Todd e-cards on the Decision '08 Dashboard. We have it on an extremely reliable source that Mark Lukasiewicz is a fan of Viva Chuck Todd too; so where's the love?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Chuck on his last pre-election Meet The Press

Is it just us or are they trying awfully hard to make it look like this election is even going to be close? The Chuck puts up the unicorn and dice landing-on-their-corners scenarios for McCain.

Affleck as Olbermann: Was this even funny?