MSNBC host and former Rep. Joe Scarborough drew rave reviews over the weekend in New Hampshire, where he strongly hinted he may make a presidential bid in 2016.
Republican Scarborough, who was a member of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's conservative revolution in the 1990s, told a packed audience on Saturday that he was open to the possibility of returning to politics despite the popularity of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
The daily morning cable program he co-hosts with Mika Brzezinski is considered a political powerhouse whose news roundups often set the daily agenda for other major media across the nation.
"We don't need to elect another Clinton for eight years," Scarborough bluntly told a panel he was moderating at the Northeast Republican Conference (NERC) in Nashua, N.H.
Scarborough, who represented a northern Florida district in the U.S. House, was mobbed when he arrived at the session by supporters, especially younger voters who many pollsters and analysts say are essential to the GOP taking back the White House.
His latest bestseller, “The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics – and Can Again,” has drawn sterling reviews and may offer a blueprint for Scarborough’s campaign platform if he decides to enter the 2016 fray. [...]