Vanity Fair: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough setting up for a 2016 presidential run

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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Since taking over the 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. slot on MSNBC, Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski have carved out a place at the liberal cable network with solid ratings, second to only the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”

But Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, may have his sights set on a much bigger prize than just second place in the cable news ratings race.

The article, accompanied by a provocative photo of Brzezinski alongside Scarborough, written by presidential historian Douglas Brinkley for Vanity Fair’s website suggests as much. Brinkley chronicles some of Scarborough and Brzezinski’s recent endeavors, but says a forth coming book by Scarborough will set the MSNBC host for a 2016 presidential bid: :

After the presidential inauguration in January, Joe (no fan of Mitt Romney’s — ”I’ve been very critical”) plans on publishing a memoir that will serve — no joke — as a vehicle to test the waters for a presidential run in 2016. Take that, Mr. Romney.

(h/t Vanity Fair)

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