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Scarborough Outright Dismisses Rand Paul 2016: He’s ‘His Father’s Son’

On Monday, Morning Joe played a game of “Fact or Fiction” and Joe Scarborough had a lot to say when they arrived at this prediction: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will win the 2016 GOP nomination. “Fiction, fiction, fiction,” Scarborough declared.

Scarborough admitted that if Paul runs he will probably do well in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, but beyond that, “he will be his father’s son.”

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell said he “would have agreed” with Scarborough assessment, but does not know who on the Republican side has what it takes to beat Paul. “I have to continue to look at the field and I have to come up with a name that can get the nomination in this party,” he said. The best anyone seated around the table to come up with was Mitt Romney.

“Who will beat him?” Eugene Robinson said of Paul. “Somebody. I just don’t see him as the nominee, and if push comes to shove, here comes Mitt.”

Earlier this year, Paul won the annual straw poll at CPAC for the second year in a row, beating Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who came in second. Ron Paul won that contest in 2010 and 2011, but was never able to come close to securing the Republican nomination for president.

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