FILE – In this Oct. 11, 2017, file photo, MSNBC television anchor Joe Scarborough takes questions from an audience at forum at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, on the campus of Harvard University, in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
As my RedState colleagues and I have written over the last several days, the panic has firmly set in among Democrats, Never Trumpers, and their media allies in the aftermath of President Trump’s acquittal.
What with the Iowa caucus debacle, socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders’ rise in the polls, Trump’s improving approval numbers, and his serious efforts at making inroads with black voters, anti-Trump politicos are clearly growing increasingly worried that the President will be unstoppable in November.
Case in point, a segment during Monday’s “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC, where co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist and others were discussing today’s New Hampshire primary and speculating on who might win. The segment turned very serious when Scarborough and Geist began discussing how they were both receiving “panicked calls” from Democrats who are concerned that the nominee they pick will be unable to defeat Trump in the fall:
“Since Iowa, we’ve all got the phone calls. We’ve all talked to the voters. They are very concerned with the current field right now,” Scarborough noted as the show broadcasted live from New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday’s Democratic primary. He then recounted all the nervous Democrats who have contacted him: “I can tell you, a lot of panicked calls this week….A lot of panicked calls and emails and texts…”
Scarborough described the calls: “I got panic, ‘Joe, what do we do? What are we going to do? This is – we’re in desperate straits. What’s going to happen? Are we going to win?’” He concluded: “There is just this fear that among the current crop of candidates, there’s a fear that there may not be the ability to take down Donald Trump.”
Co-host Willie Geist vouched to having similar conversations with worried Democrats: “Yeah, you hear it time and again. I heard it a lot last week. Particularly because of what happened in Iowa, which looked like a big mess to Democrats. But also because the President was acquitted on impeachment…”
Joe Scarborough on the many “panicked calls” he gets from Democrats worried they can’t beat President @realDonaldTrump:
“There is just this fear that among the current crop of candidates…that there may not be the ability to take down Donald Trump.”
— Kyle Martinsen – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@KyleMartinsen_) February 10, 2020
Unlike the left’s phony “sad and somber” characterization of how the impeachment process should be viewed, the MSNBC panel looked about as sad and somber as it gets when it comes to discussing inconvenient political realities.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: There’s still a long time to go between now and November, but for a man who has been under a constant barrage from Democrats, Never Trumpers, and their media allies with no end in sight, to be in such a good political shape in the aftermath is pretty remarkable.