I've noticed it lately, but I thought they might be tired from a busy schedule. Joe and Mika appear to be depressed. Maybe they're bored with their job and just want to go through the motions and get the hell out of the studio. I was expecting to see Scarborough napping this morning, and Mika could barely read off the prompter.
Maybe they're down because all their political manipulations haven't worked. They said Gingrich was real when he popped into the headlines for a minute. They said Santorum is definitely real because he talked about his coal-mining grandfather's big hands, but Santorum imploded like we knew he would. They said all this confusion in the Republican Party and the good news in the economy will help Obama, but polls show today that Obama would lose to Romney if the election were held today.
They speculated on someone getting into the race, like Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan, or, as his buds have suggested, Joe Scarborough. Joe said this morning that it's no longer a possibility for a Jeb Bush to get in. It never was. Scarborough has been wrong about everything, and he prides himself on being a sharp political analyst. He has missed it all at every step. Katty Kay finally told the truth about the Jeb Bush/Chris Christie narrative. If Bush entered the race, it wouldn't be the "extremists" in the GOP who would hurt him -- it would be media and Democrats. They would force Bush to defend his name and the fact that this would be the third Bush as president -- he would be murdered.
Christie would have to answer questions 24/7 about his weight and his temperament. Media would pick at him and everytime he did his tough Christie act, they would pick at every word, the tone and harshness. Christie would be murdered.
Paul Ryan would be attacked because of Medicare. Ryan would have to defend his spending cuts proposals 24/7, and his cold, rational demeanor would be seen as heartlessness, then when he tried to be personable, he would look phony, and this would become an issue. Ryan would be murdered
If Scarborough ran, they would play every stupid thing he's said on tv. Scarborough would be murdered ten thousand times. It sounds good to say a Mitch Daniels or someone should have entered the race, but they all have flaws, and the flaws would be magnified a thousand times. Media and the political class want Obama in for a second term and they will try to murder anyone who tries to defeat him, so Romney is as good as any, and he's probably holding up better than the others could have.
Maybe Joe and Mika are depressed because they have to put idiots like Donnie Deutsche on the show.