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Scarborough: “Thirty-Five Percent For A Man Who Was Dead On Friday Is Not A Bad Place To Start”

From the October 11 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:

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JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): We have to keeps this in perspective. On Friday and Saturday, he was a political equivalent of dead on arrival. Like, they found him in a ditch on the side of the road, and everybody said, "he's not going to make it.”

MIKA BRZEZINSKI (CO-HOST); Everyone was saying it was over.

SCARBOROUGH: “He's dead." A doctor said, “we can remake him. We can make him the Six Million Dollar Man.” No. But his campaign was dead, and he would not have survived until Monday if he had not changed the dynamic, as you said. So right now, 35 percent for a man who was dead on Friday is not a bad place to start.

MARK HALPERIN: It's a sugar high. 

SCARBOROUGH: No, you don't understand. If you're about to die and your choice is, “I could die or they could stick those things on my chest that really hurt,” I'm going to take that than being dead in the ditch. So, of course you've got to live to -- he's fought to live another day. Now the question is what does he do with it?


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