Categorized | Current Affairs

Scarborough mulling presidential run?

This has to be a joke.  And I have to admit, it’s a good one. I laughed so hard I spit Pepsi all over my keyboard.

Sources close to MSNBC host Joe Scarborough think he is seriously considering the prospect of leaving morning television to run for president in 2016.

Last week, Scarborough was all smiles — even letting out a laugh — on “Morning Joe” when Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol suggested on the air that Scarborough could represent the “Jon Huntsman lane” in a 2016 GOP primary.

But behind the scenes, those who know Scarborough are not laughing.

It’s widely believed at MSNBC — including among network brass — that Scarborough is actively mulling a presidential bid, sources said.

Meanwhile, some of Scarborough’s guests are beginning to talk him up as a possible candidate. Mark McKinnon — the former adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain who co-founded the group No Labels and appears on Morning Joe regularly — said he has talked about the prospect of a White House campaign with Scarborough “ever since we first met years ago, but always in the abstract.”

“On paper, he’s a great candidate,” McKinnon told The Daily Caller. “He has the kind of confidence, ideas and media savvy required to make it on the big stage. And he’d be a lot of fun to watch because he wouldn’t be afraid to mix it up with anybody on any topic. I think it would be highly entertaining and good for the party.”

He’s a great candidate on paper?  What paper is that? I doubt even the few remaining MSNBC viewers would vote for Mr. Cheetos-in-the-Basement. Certainly no conservatives will.  He’s a joke. Maybe Scarborough thinks he can attract more viewers to his failing network with this stunt.  Who knows.

Tags: , , ,

Comment Policy: The Editors reserve the right to delete any comments which in their sole discretion are deemed false or misleading, profane, pornographic, defamatory, harassment, name calling, libelous, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate. Additionally, the Editors reserve the right to ban any registered poster who, in their sole discretion, violates the terms of use. Do not post any information about yourself reasonably construed as private or confidential. Conservatives4Palin and its contributors are not liable if users allow others to contact them offsite.

  • angeleno

    Scarborough can’t run; I don’t think the Communist Party has qualified for the ballot for many years.

    OOPS, my mistake, it just did in 2008 and 2012, and Shrillary Clinton has the Communist nomination locked up for 2016. Give her some competition, Joe! We need more than one clown at every circus.

  • DocBarry1

    His Presidential announcement – Direct from MSNBC’s morning show with very very few viewers Jo the Smo for President in 2016

    He is receiving a standing ovation from his family and friends – sitting in a very small circle.

  • TSM_Admin

    Oh, this has to be a joke! If it’s real, then it’s still a joke!

  • cbenoistd


  • Lennart Bilén

    Why not? If Chris Matthews can run against Hillary Clinton for not having been nice enough to Obama, then Joe can run on the Republican ticket adding to the field of unqualified candidates.
    Let the voters decide.
    There is only one sane candidate – Sarah Palin!!

  • section9

    I am BEGGING SarahPAC to give this clown five grand just in case he sets up an Exploratory Committee so we can watch Palin kick his ass in a debate.

  • MJUdall

    Mark McKinnon IS the joke.
    On paper…
    hemp paper.

  • cbenoistd
    • Laddie_Blah_Blah

      He referred to Sarah as the "Babe Ruth" of retail politics.

  • conservativemama

    On toilet paper.

  • ervinsims

    Whose nomination is he trying to get? Republicans????????????? Come on Joe, we need to split the RINO vote, but even there I don’t think you will have much of an effect. Maybe you could announce Colin Powell as your running mate.

  • Pete Petretich

    Morning Shmo is a QUITTER, just like Nelson Rockefeller and Pope Benedict XVI!!!

  • dmac8889

    Doug it was diet pepsi for me. This exposes the arrogance of the Washington world. These morons only talk to themselves, look around and say if that idiot can get elected so can I. The inside Republicans are considering backing a ‘brain dead’ talking head of MSNBC? When will it become obvious that a third Party is in order? I have bad news for us on the RIGHT. The political RIGHT will never unite under one person.

  • RebinTexas

    LMAO…………glad I didn’t have a drink in my hands, mouth – my keyboard is not water proof………I am SOOOOOO ready for a 3rd party – that I believe – if done right, with the right leaders and plank – could attract people from all sides and parties and independents, etc all across this country………

  • Koma Kehuli

    Should Scarborough run and like every one else who plans to run, he will run as a Conservative pretender.

  • redsquare76

    Let’s hope he runs as a democrat so Hillary coronation could be interrupted again. We have no use for him on our side.

Open Thread

Governor Palin’s Tweets