Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer
We've been reporting for some time now that former Alabama Governor Bob Riley is likely to run for president in 2012. The Birmingham News, official house organ of the Alabama Republican Party, picked up on the story yesterday with a piece titled "Riley Eyeing White House?"
Who is leading the pro-Riley charge on the national stage? Why, none other than Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's Morning Joe. Scarborough apparently is so anxious to tout Riley that he has become detached from reality.
"Morning Joe" starts off talking sense, noting accurately that the GOP field, as it appears now, is so jumbled that most anyone has a chance:
One important opinion leader and player on the national political stage encouraging Riley to run is Joe Scarborough. The former Florida congressman and popular host of the MSNBC program "Morning Joe" said he has talked with and encouraged Riley to get into the race.
"I believe there is a great void in the Republican Party still to be filled," Scarborough said. "I still believe that the eventual Republican nominee and just maybe the next president has not yet declared an interest in running."
On the subject of Riley's qualifications, Scarborough is reduced to spouting pure bilge: