Vice President Joe Scarborough? Don’t Bet On It

By Alex Weprin Comment

The Huffington Post ran a story last night suggesting that New York City Mayor and Bloomberg TV founder Mike Bloomberg and MSNBC host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough are considering running on an independent presidential ticket in 2012.

On this morning’s “Morning Joe,” Scarborough dumped a bucket of cold water on the story. This was despite “Morning Joe” regular and marketing guru Donny Deutsch having already come up with a slogan and campaign sign for theĀ ticketĀ (pictured).

I am starting to get a little irritated, because I said, we haven’t talked directly about this, indirectly about this, there is nothing to this. And then they said somebody very close to the mayor says, I want to be Vice President. That’s a joke!

Nobody that has worked with me is a lawyer, nobody that’s worked with me in media, nobody that’s worked with me in congress would ever say, you know who would make a great Vice President? Joe Scarborough. Seriously?! that’s like saying Joe Namath is going to be a third string quarterback — I’m not comparing myself to Joe Namath, although I do like drinking once in a while, but I am saying this, I could not have been more unequivocal, and yet it runs anyway.