Morning Joe, like most news shows now, was mainly about the 2012 Presidential election. Is Obama making a come-back? Will Romney hold out and get the nomination? Will Huntsman catch on? Then, of course, there was the usual trashing of the other candidates -- a "circus" as Joe S. described it.
Richard Wolffe was on, and he's pushing a book about Obama's 2.0 comeback from certain defeat after the 2010 election. It's really a ridiculous angle, especially when it's so transparent that the book is a partisan ploy to support Obama, who's been up and down in the polls, and the media will likely report many polls showing many different results until 2012 when the voters will have their say, and everyone will then say the results of the election were "unexpected".
It appears that centrists like Scarborough are pulling for Romney or Huntsman, while the Republican base prefers the likes of Cain, Pawlenty and Bachmann. There's still a lot of time, though, and so far I don't see any chance of a revolutionary movement on the Right to make big changes. It appears that caution is the strategy -- to promote moderate changes in order to get spending under control, and maybe relax a few regulations, but nothing major. Republicans are scared to death of the "extremist" label.
The Morning Joe crew talked about Obama's attempt to win back Wall Street. Obama hasn't lost the big banks and crony corporations who depend on government to protect them from competition. What Obama has lost, or never had, is the small business owner, and if the right amount of urgency is experienced among independents, Obama will lose big, as many qualified voters who have been sitting out will go to the ballot box -- but you won't see any poll reflecting this possibility.