Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Scarborough: Don't give Santorum a speaking role at convention


Joe Scarborough, on MSNBC this morning, ripping Rick Santorum for his milquetoast, 13th paragraph, 11 PM endorsement of Mitt Romney.

"If somebody gave me this type of endorsement and it were my convention coming up, I would tell them they would have a speaking role but it would be in that cage where the protesters are gonna be eleven blocks away.

I wouldn't let a guy like this anywhere near the stage, and I would let him know that right now. Say 'You just screwed yourself, buddy. Now you've got a couple of months if you want to play ball, but if you don't, that's fine. You want to be a rebel-rouser, go ahead, but it's my party now'."

.... this is bush league. If you don't want to endorse him, don't endorse him. That's fine. People will respect him for not endorsing him. Again, this is like Obama on gay marriage. Don't try to have it both ways. Don't endorse in the thirteenth paragraph. Be a man.

Santorum's endorsement came in an 11 PM email last night and in a post titled, unenthusiastically, "Governor Romney."

Bonus of Scarborough's rant -- comparing Santorum's endorsement to Obama's position on gay marriage, of which the BBC's Katty Kay later said.

"How long can a position stay an evolving position?"

This post has been updated.