First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance
April 23rd, 2014
10:17 AM ET
3 months ago

First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance

(CNN) — Joe Scarborough, the morning show pundit, author and presidential buzz-stirrer, will speak to the New Hampshire Republican Party’s annual meeting next month, a GOP source told CNN on Wednesday.

The MSNBC host will attend the May 3 meeting in Concord to discuss his new book about the future of the Republican Party and take questions from members of the state party.

It will be the second of two appearances for Scarborough in the first-in-the-nation primary state: He’s slated to keynote the Cheshire County Lincoln Day Dinner the previous evening in Keene.

When it was announced, the Keene speech raised alarm bells for media writers and Democrats, who wondered why MSNBC was allowing Scarborough to address a GOP fundraiser when the network had previously blocked another one of their hosts, Ed Schultz, from speaking to a Democratic fundraiser in Florida.

The Cheshire County GOP later lowered ticket prices to the dinner, claiming it was no longer a fundraiser.

With a book to sell and a wide-open Republican presidential field for 2016, Scarborough has started showing up in pivotal primary states, kinda-sorta flirting with the idea of running for president but mostly basking in the free media coverage and adoring attention from conservative activists.

He last appeared in New Hampshire in March, speaking at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.

And in early April, he flew to South Carolina to address state GOP legislators behind closed doors, where he offered some blunt assessments of the potential Republican contenders for the White House.

 


Filed under: 2016 • New Hampshire
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. AlbaMN

    I like Joe. Not as a Presidential contender, but as fairly reasonable Republican who has some brains. Morning Joe is usually interesting. Of course his co-host is a big reason for that.

    April 23, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  2. Gunderson

    Eh,
    MSNBC maybe not so dumb. Allowing ED Schultz out of his cage bad move.

    April 23, 2014 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  3. smith1

    GOP running out of candidates????

    April 23, 2014 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  4. rs

    Sure, a TV commentator for President. That will work. The GOP last tried that with Mr. Reagan- at least he did a stint or two as Governor of the largest (most populace) state. Scarborough? No dice.

    April 23, 2014 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  5. Fair is Fair

    U.S. Reps don't fare well in presidential runs. Former U.S. Reps turned TV hosts fare even worse.

    April 23, 2014 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  6. Tampa Tim

    I believe that a majority of Americans know that Mika is the brains in the show, not Scarborough.

    April 23, 2014 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  7. Gurgyl

    GOP is pretty much gone to dogs, yes it is defunct. None of these republicans are worth for cook jobs in WH. Period. Hillary16.

    April 23, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Ron L

    I watch Morning Joe most mornings and I agree that without Mika the show would a lot less interesting. Joe attempts very hard to appear moderate but I don't buy it. All you have to do is REALLY listen to him and you will observe ( during one of his rants) he is a lot more conservative than he attempts to sound. If Mika left and went to another show or show of her own, Morning Joe would lose close to 50% of it viewership.

    April 23, 2014 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. sonny chapman

    Good at what he's doing now. Got a mean/hate streak in him that America doesn't need in Politics/Governing.

    April 23, 2014 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  10. Fair is Fair

    Tampa Tim

    I believe that a majority of Americans know that Mika is the brains in the show, not Scarborough.
    -------–
    Seriously... no one watches that channel.

    April 23, 2014 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  11. Anonymous

    Fair is Fair

    U.S. Reps don't fare well in presidential runs. Former U.S. Reps turned TV hosts fare even worse.
    -------------------------------
    " He’s [MoJoe] slated to keynote the Cheshire County Lincoln Day Dinner the previous evening in Keene."

    But, it's okay if you're a Republican.
    You can even host your own political show on cable, attend a Republican fund raiser dinner and give a speech.

    April 23, 2014 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    "I believe that a majority of Americans know that Mika is the brains in the show, not Scarborough."

    Seriously... no one watches that channel.
    --------------------------–
    Seriously, though, people with political brains do tune in to MoJoe. Guests make that claim all of the time.

    April 23, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  13. Thomas

    Would never vote for Morning Joe , Big Ego , spends to much on stylist , .

    He's a fashion statement for want to be aging hipsters .

    I remember when he thought Bloomberg was going to ask him to be his VP , it was an April fools joke .

    I remember when Joe thought Donald Trump was a serious presidential contender .

    Joe should buy a soccer team and move back to Tallahassee .

    April 23, 2014 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |