(Statement comes at around the 8:15 mark on the video.)
Courtesy of Raw Story:
Joe Scarborough mocked Ted Cruz’s claim that he defied the media by winning Wisconsin — which most media observers predicted he would do — and insisted the Texas senator would never win the Republican presidential nomination.
“Listen, let’s just be clear here,” Scarborough said. “Ted Cruz will never be the nominee of the Republican Party.”
Scarborough insisted that Cruz was not the second-most likely nominee behind Trump, and said the GOP was far more likely to select a nominee who’s not even running at this point.
“No, not even close,” he said. “Paul Ryan — you name the list. The guy is loathed, and he is loathed inside (Washington,) D.C., in a way that Donald Trump is not loathed. I know a lot of the establishment hates Donald Trump, but Ted Cruz is the devil that they know, and they don’t like him. He’s not going to win the nomination.”
Scarborough said the GOP establishment was simply using Cruz as a “vehicle to stop Donald Trump.”
“It’s going to be Trump or somebody else,” he said. “I don’t know — maybe Ted Cruz is the most wonderful human being in the world when he’s in the backyard throwing baseballs with, you know, his next-door neighbors and barbecuing, I’m sure he is. He is not, though, on TV, a likable persona, and he is loathed in Washington. He is not going to do it. It’s going to be Trump or somebody else.”
You know even three or four weeks ago I would have agreed with Scarborough on this.
But now I just don't know.
What I do know is that I need more popcorn.