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(61,414 posts)
Wed Feb 12, 2014, 10:56 PM Feb 2014

Scarborough won't rule out 2016

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Wednesday that he hasn't closed the door on a 2016 presidential bid.

Asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt if he had ruled out running for president, Scarborough said he "won't rule anything out" and later added, "we'll see what happens."

"No, I won't rule anything out. I've always said and I've always been open about the fact that the greatest job I ever had and the greatest honor I've ever had was being in the House of Representatives," the former Florida congressman said. "It was an absolute thrill and I had to get out because I had young children to raise and I wanted to be back home in Pensacola. No, I've always said I wanted to get back in. It's just a matter of time. We'll see what happens."

Though Scarborough has floated the idea before, his name wasn't on anyone's shortlist until Bill Kristol, the founder of The Weekly Standard, dropped his name in a recent survey for POLITICO Magazine.

Few took Kristol's suggestion seriously -- "Scarborough will get a kick out of being on the list, but almost certainly won’t pull on the snow boots for a trip to Iowa or New Hampshire," the magazine's editors wrote -- except for The Daily Caller, which cited "sources" who said it was "widely believed at MSNBC" that Scarborough was "mulling a presidential bid."


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(11,119 posts)
4. The BLS should start that study of workplace mortality for office interns...
Wed Feb 12, 2014, 11:05 PM
Feb 2014

Especially interns named Lori....


(10,893 posts)
9. Forget it, Joe.
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 12:05 AM
Feb 2014

You ruined your chances at even winning the GOP nomination once you started working for MSNBC.


(3,871 posts)
14. He's lucky to have that morning show, thanks to repub Phil Griffin. I don't know what their ratings
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 05:54 AM
Feb 2014

are but if it wasn't for Phil I think he would have been scrapped ages ago.


(1,307 posts)
15. What about Mika?
Thu Feb 13, 2014, 07:12 AM
Feb 2014

The very reputable and knowing BlindGossip says they already have an apartment together: http://blindgossip.com/?p=57496

A blind item by Liz Smith at NewYorkSocialDiary wrote of a "morning show sex scandal" that may suggest the two. http://newyorksocialdiary.com/node/1910022 (bottom paragraph.)

I recall Stephen Colbert making a snide-ish reference to Joe being backstage when Mika promoted her book.

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