Scarborough: Christie’s ‘Problems’ Leave Him No Choice But to Tell Truth on Entitlement Reform
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, a blinkered fan of New Jersey Governor and potential 2016 candidate Chris Christie, argued Monday morning that Christie’s worsening political fortunes may be a blessing in disguise, putting him in a position in which he must run as a fiscal Cassandra.
“If you were a small government Republican like myself — I got into politics because of deficits and debt — and you look at what is happening over the next 20, 30 years, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security to a lesser degree, are the only games in town,” Scarborough said.
“I wonder whether Chris Christie’s problems have put him in position where he has to go for broke and do what all the other candidates are not doing — and that is tell the truth about our fiscal house.”
Former Bush communications director Nicolle Wallace had set up the point. “I hate the term finding his voice, but he knows his voice and he knows his mind,” she said. “He’s already helping the race by being the adult in the room. Entitlement reform is a huge issue. It’s not the sexiest issue. But New Hampshire voters can handle the straight talk.”
Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:
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