Quote of the day: Scarborough's lesson

The "Morning Joe" host says Mitt Romney is "likely to lose"

By Jillian Rayfield

Published September 13, 2012 10:50PM (EDT)

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Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," wrote an Op-Ed in Politico last night called "The Problem With Mitt," where he sums it all up:

"And the lesson is clear: If we want to win the battle of ideas in the long term, we should be willing to face the fact that Mitt Romney is likely to lose -- and should, given that he's neither a true conservative nor a courageous moderate. He's just an ambitious man. Nothing wrong with that, except when you want to be president. Great leaders combine ambition and ideas and conviction."



Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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