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Marc Ambinder has an interesting piece up over at The Atlantic about Morning Joe's venerable host, and the possibility of the former Congressman from the "Redneck Riviera" running for President:
Joe Scarborough, former congressman from Florida and co-host of MSNBC's agenda-setting wake-up show Morning Joe, has protested, kindly and loudly (he is kind and loud), when speculation arises about his presidential ambitions. He points out that MSNBC is not the platform a conservative would use to build street credentials among his base. He insists he enjoys his current job, turning down entreaties from Republicans to run for Senate by noting that he has more influence as a broadcaster than as a member of the saucer cooler.
However, I think that commenter Max12 raises a very good point as well:
Why in God's name would the GOP nominate for President a guy who by 2016 would have been out of office for 15 years and someone who has never even won a statewide race, much less a national campaign?
I like Joe -- I really do. He brings a fresh voice of dissent to mainstream conservatism. He's not a right-wing blow-hard like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh or Bill O'Reilly (most of the time). Scarborough seems to take positions after giving thought to the topic, rather than waiting to see which way the politically-conservative winds are a-blowin'.

But, these are not qualities on which one can should build a strong campaign.

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