Chuck Todd‘s fans are standing by NBC’s Political Director turned Chief White House Correspondent.

PoliticsDaily talks with some of the Chuckolytes whose borderline obsession with the goateed analyst during the election seems to have carried over as Todd takes on the White House role.

“Last year, (Todd) was ecstatic providing analysis from his comfort zone,” says Paul Chamberlain who coined the “Chuckolyte” moniker and launched the Todd blog VivaChuckTodd. “Now he’s been put into this incredibly rigid environment, but I can see him hitting his stride.”

PD also talked with Todd about his move from political analyst to White House reporter: