There’s a new report out on the growing, perplexing mystery surrounding MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough‘s desires to be the next president of the United States.
Politico’s Dylan Byers reported last night that the talk show host and former member of Congress will be included on a presidential survey at this weekend’s Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, N.H. The poll is being put on by WPA Opinion Research.
Let’s review. In February, Scarborough appeared on ABC’s “The View” with co-host Mika Brzezinksi. When Barbara Walters looked him in the eye and point blank asked if he wanted to run for president, he replied “no, no.” But Brzezinksi soon drowned him out, saying others really wanted him to run. Later, he appeared on Hugh Hewitt’s radio program and stirred the waters some more, playing coy about a possible run and saying he “wouldn’t rule anything out.”
Scarborough has said repeatedly on “Morning Joe” that he wants to make another run for office at some point. Is now the time and is the White House the right jump? Who knows? Scarborough declined to comment to Byers. He declined to comment to The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas when he wrote up a story on the matter last month, reporting that sources close to Scarborough say he is “actively mulling a presidential bid.” And later in the month, Pappas reported that Scarborough gave a speech (he likes to give speeches) at the South Carolina Automotive Council’s yearly summit. The story surmised that making speeches in early primary states such as South Carolina indicated Scarborough’s continued interest in pursuing the presidency.