Joe Scarborough Considering Presidential Run in 2016
The MSNBC host tells Vanity Fair that he is working to position himself for a shot in the next presidential election.
No big fan of this year's Republican nominee for president, Joe Scarborough is getting serious about vying for the slot four years from now.
Now the host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Scarborough spent six years in Congress, representing Florida's First District. A member of the massive Republican "Contract with America" class of 1994, he began working for MSNBC in 2003, first hosting the show Scarborough Country.
The 49-year old tells Vanity Fair in its new issue that following the inauguration of the winner of this year's presidential election, he will publish a memoir that he says will help put him on the map as a possible nominee. The magazine also mentions that he has been consulting with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who reportedly considered a bid for the White House in 2008.
Scarborough has been openly critical of Mitt Romney, this year's Republican nominee, going so far as to predict that he will lose the election if he does not become bolder in his policy proposals and speeches.
"Romney will lose if he doesn't dramatically change his strategy. Negative ads won't substitute for conservative ideas," he tweeted on Saturday. "The Romney campaign is not conservative. It is just as cynical and risk-averse as Team Obama. A real conservative would be winning now."
In 2009, Scarborough was also buzzed about as a candidate for this current election, though he made no official moves to run.