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(The Daily Caller)   President Joe Scarborough? It's more likely than you think   (dailycaller.com) divider line 72
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2014-02-10 10:00:36 AM
...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan?  Grab one of the interns, go back through the last 10 years he's been doing that god-awful show on MSNBC and see if you can find him saying something dumb.  [35 seconds later]  shiat, Dan, that was quick."
 
2014-02-10 10:04:00 AM
None likely. It has negative likelihood.
 
2014-02-10 10:04:24 AM
he is quite smart, media savvy, cool and fast thinking on his feet, and has a clear vision for the republicans (I'm not a republican, but I like Joe). He is much more moderate/centrist, which is what republicans need (Democrats and independents could get on board for Joe). I could easily see him as president
 
2014-02-10 10:05:34 AM
Remember when Joe killed his assistant?
 
2014-02-10 10:10:10 AM
There;s more chance for ME to be elected President than Scarborough.
 
2014-02-10 10:10:45 AM
James! its Barnacles! I haven't seen you since the exclamation point family reunion in 2003. Great to see ya.
 
2014-02-10 10:17:08 AM
I could think of a lot of people worse than him.  Like all of the people that ran in 2012 for a start.

/still won't vote for him
//he'd never make it through the primary anyway
 
2014-02-10 10:17:59 AM
I doubt he can or will run.

1) He'll have to give up a lucrative broadcasting contract at MSNBC, a channel where he has extra leverage because he's the one who represents that MSNBC has conservative commentators on the channel.

2) Most of the Republican primary voters don't like him - they consider him a RINO and don't forgive him for working for MSNBC.

3) He's said many stupid things on his shows before.
 
2014-02-10 10:22:07 AM

RexTalionis: 1) He'll have to give up a lucrative broadcasting contract at MSNBC


This is reason 1-100 why he wouldn't do it.
 
2014-02-10 10:26:30 AM
Yeah, no.
 
2014-02-10 10:31:15 AM

CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan?  Grab one of the interns, go back through the last 10 years he's been doing that god-awful show on MSNBC and see if you can find him saying something dumb.  [35 seconds later]  shiat, Dan, that was quick."


Agreed.  I don't think anyone with a TV or radio show could ever be elected president.  There are literally tens of thousands of hours on tape to look through to find embarrassing comments.
 
2014-02-10 10:31:31 AM

Barnacles!: James! its Barnacles! I haven't seen you since the exclamation point family reunion in 2003. Great to see ya.


How's grandma!?
 
2014-02-10 10:33:08 AM
Since I THINK the likelihood is a pile of zeroes, but there is a chance, however slim, that a comet hits the earth and the only survivor is Joe Scarborough who then declares himself acting President, I suppose the headline is technically correct
 
2014-02-10 10:38:18 AM

Barnacles!: he is quite smart, media savvy, cool and fast thinking on his feet, and has a clear vision for the republicans (I'm not a republican, but I like Joe). He is much more moderate/centrist, which is what republicans need (Democrats and independents could get on board for Joe). I could easily see him as president


I don't see Mr. Scarborough getting very far in the Republican primaries because of his relative moderate/centrist positions and outlook. The average Republican constituent of today has been pretty clear about not wanting that. And I doubt sincerely that he'd even try to run as an Independent, unless to perhaps take some Independent and moderate-Dem votes away from the Democrat's candidate to sway the election in favor of whomever ends up on the Republican ticket. In either event, I just don't see it happening. But I've been wrong before. I do agree, though, that he does come off as relatively decent presidential material.
 
2014-02-10 10:42:14 AM
No, it's not.
 
2014-02-10 10:42:31 AM
Its America, theoretically anyone's got a chance and should run.

But RINO, amirite?
 
2014-02-10 10:45:32 AM

Kome: Barnacles!: he is quite smart, media savvy, cool and fast thinking on his feet, and has a clear vision for the republicans (I'm not a republican, but I like Joe). He is much more moderate/centrist, which is what republicans need (Democrats and independents could get on board for Joe). I could easily see him as president

I don't see Mr. Scarborough getting very far in the Republican primaries because of his relative moderate/centrist positions and outlook. The average Republican constituent of today has been pretty clear about not wanting that. And I doubt sincerely that he'd even try to run as an Independent, unless to perhaps take some Independent and moderate-Dem votes away from the Democrat's candidate to sway the election in favor of whomever ends up on the Republican ticket. In either event, I just don't see it happening. But I've been wrong before. I do agree, though, that he does come off as relatively decent presidential material.


See, you go for a while and you think that, but then he does something derptastic to remind you that, no, in fact he's just like the rest of them.

After the Superbowl, the next morning on their show (I listen to it on the radio on the way to work), they were talking about the Coke ad.  While everyone else around the table quickly agreed that the people who were offended by "America the Beautiful" being sung in Spanish were stupid bigots, good ole' Joe said a "relative" of his called him to say he thought the ad sent the "wrong message", whatever that means, and Scarborough said that while he didn't agree with his relative, he "certainly understood" his discomfort.  What the hell is there to be "understood" about that line of thinking?  Absolutely nothing, unless you're a bigoted jaw dragger.

Joe Scarborough's no better than every other Republican in this country.  He just dresses nicer on tv.
 
2014-02-10 11:03:25 AM
1) This article is from the Daily Caller, so you can pretty much ignore it and...

2) "Joe Scarborough believed to be taking idea of 2016 presidential bid seriously." Even the headline is hedging its bets.
 
2014-02-10 11:18:28 AM
Well, let's see, I'm estimating that there are ~120 million natural born citizens over the age of 35 in the US. So I'm gonna say he has a roughly 1/120,000,000 chance.
 
2014-02-10 11:20:36 AM
President Hillary Clinton, it's more likely than President Joe Scarborough.
 
2014-02-10 11:37:37 AM

James!: Remember when Joe killed his assistant?


Not a lot of people do, and I think Joe would prefer to keep it that way.
 
2014-02-10 11:38:14 AM
Things have gotten so desperate for the GOP that we've moved on to the plot of Man of the Year as a viable Presidential campaign blueprint.
 
2014-02-10 11:44:56 AM
He looks very presidential to me. Almost like Kevin Kline in "Dave".
 
2014-02-10 11:46:41 AM

CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan? Grab one of the interns


I'm pretty sure Scarborough's tenure in office ended after he "grabbed one of the interns" a little too roughly.
 
2014-02-10 11:46:44 AM
It will dredge up his dead girl intern problem.
 
2014-02-10 11:46:50 AM

CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan?  Grab one of the interns, go back through the last 10 years he's been doing that god-awful show on MSNBC and see if you can find him saying something dumb.  [35 seconds later]  shiat, Dan, that was quick."


If you live in the conservatard bubble the only thing "dumb" that he could say would be something misconstrued as "liberal".
 
2014-02-10 11:47:27 AM

James!: Remember when Joe killed his assistant?


I was gonna say, Scarborough actually raped and killed a girl in 1990.

/allegedly
//I don't know if he raped her
///I don't know if it was in 1990.
////don't know if he actually killed her
/slashies!
 
2014-02-10 11:47:52 AM
Does anyone know anything specific about his politics? I know he's a conservative in the general sense, but he doesn't strike me as a tea partier type. My gut reaction is that he'd never get through the primary, but that's just a feeling.
 
2014-02-10 11:48:11 AM
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.

And we all know Bill Kristol has an awesome track record of being right.
 
2014-02-10 11:50:00 AM
Trying to pull a Gingrich.  Last time around Gingrich Inc. sold email lists to Gingrich 2012 converting campaign contributions to personal profit.  Newt also used it to raise his profile to sell more books and increase speaking fees.  Nothing more than an elaborate publicity tour funded by hopeful rubes
 
2014-02-10 11:51:03 AM

EyeballKid: CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan? Grab one of the interns

I'm pretty sure Scarborough's tenure in office ended after he "grabbed one of the interns" a little too roughly.


I keep hearing this thing about an intern.  Is there really a story?  Or is it Glenn Beck-ian?
 
2014-02-10 11:51:12 AM
...basically a worst case scenario.
 
2014-02-10 11:51:38 AM

theknuckler_33: Does anyone know anything specific about his politics? I know he's a conservative in the general sense, but he doesn't strike me as a tea partier type. My gut reaction is that he'd never get through the primary, but that's just a feeling.


He's right-leaning with occasional moments of sanity.
 
2014-02-10 11:52:36 AM
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.

Somebody remind me again - how well did Huntsman do in the primary's?  Wasn't he the only guy who was never in the lead even once?
 
2014-02-10 11:54:02 AM

Because People in power are Stupid: CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan?  Grab one of the interns, go back through the last 10 years he's been doing that god-awful show on MSNBC and see if you can find him saying something dumb.  [35 seconds later]  shiat, Dan, that was quick."

If you live in the conservatard bubble the only thing "dumb" that he could say would be something misconstrued as "liberal".


Yeah, but you know how that works: in the primary, they'll take anything stupid he said--by dictionary definition or by Republican definition--and tear it apart.  If he'd make it through the primary and become the nominee, all that would be forgotten and would somehow be spun as strength.  See: Mitt Romney in '12.  In the primary they crucified him for Romney Care; but in the general they put Romney Care on a pedestal as a great example of states rights.
 
2014-02-10 11:57:25 AM

RexTalionis: 1) He'll have to give up a lucrative broadcasting contract at MSNBC, a channel where he has extra leverage because he's the one who represents that MSNBC has conservative commentators on the channel.


You may have missed this tidbit of TFA: Scarborough, through his recent book, has offered a blueprint for reform for the GOP.

I could see him taking a few months off from MSNBC to do a book tour, and then re-negotiating his contract having buffed up his conservative commentator cred by adding 'presidential candidate' to his resume.
 
2014-02-10 11:59:15 AM

CalvinMorallis: EyeballKid: CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan? Grab one of the interns

I'm pretty sure Scarborough's tenure in office ended after he "grabbed one of the interns" a little too roughly.

I keep hearing this thing about an intern.  Is there really a story?  Or is it Glenn Beck-ian?


His intern actually died in his office under weird circumstances. head injury.
 
2014-02-10 12:02:02 PM

CalvinMorallis: EyeballKid: CalvinMorallis: ...or it could be likely, until the first time one of his primary challengers says, "Hey, Dan? Grab one of the interns

I'm pretty sure Scarborough's tenure in office ended after he "grabbed one of the interns" a little too roughly.

I keep hearing this thing about an intern.  Is there really a story?  Or is it Glenn Beck-ian?


One of his assistants was found dead in his office.  The general story is that she fell and cracked her head on his desk and he was never charged with any crime.  He resigned from office a little over a month later.  It was a growing scandal until a little thing happened on September 11th.
 
2014-02-10 12:02:27 PM

dr_blasto: head injury.


It wasn't even a Lewinski.
 
2014-02-10 12:03:13 PM
Republicans sure do love their C average frat boys,don't they?
 
2014-02-10 12:04:00 PM

nmrsnr: Well, let's see, I'm estimating that there are ~120 million natural born citizens over the age of 35 in the US. So I'm gonna say he has a roughly 1/120,000,000 chance.


Obligatory

i.lvme.me
 
2014-02-10 12:04:19 PM
Never happen. His views on guns after Sandy Hook would kill him alone, never mind the dead intern.
 
2014-02-10 12:05:11 PM
LOL no
 
2014-02-10 12:06:58 PM
 
2014-02-10 12:08:02 PM
 
2014-02-10 12:11:01 PM

shastacola: Republicans sure do love their C average frat boys,don't they?


I don't know any Republicans that like Joe.  It's like someone in the Comments section said: Joe Scarborough is everything that a Democrat thinks a Republican should be.
 
2014-02-10 12:19:58 PM

James!: Remember when Joe killed his assistant?


It was funny how he never got the Gary Condit treatment over that.
 
2014-02-10 12:23:51 PM

Sgt Otter: James!: Remember when Joe killed his assistant?

It was funny how he never got the Gary Condit treatment over that.


Murder: It's OK, if you're a Republican.
 
2014-02-10 12:24:05 PM
The Daily Caller must be dumber than usual today.
 
2014-02-10 12:28:31 PM

Sgt Otter: James!: Remember when Joe killed his assistant?

It was funny how he never got the Gary Condit treatment over that.


9/11 happened 6 days after he resigned and all this got swept under the rubble.
 
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