2012 Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Monday morning to ostensibly talk about the 2016 candidates and who he thinks are the frontrunners. However, the appearance seemed more geared towards host Joe Scarborough fawning over the former Massachusetts governor as Scarborough practically begged Romney to throw his hat in the ring one more time. Joe also guffawed at a Hillary joke that Romneybot’s programmers must have just installed.
Most of the show’s schedule was devoted to the 2016 race, which will be the case for the next 16 months. (Good lord!) Having Romney on likely wasn’t a bad idea in and of itself. He can provide some insight as a two-time candidate himself and perhaps provide some inside info on who the GOP is leaning towards as they close in on the early debates and primary states.
However, for Joe, all he sees is an opportunity to maybe, possibly, affect the GOP primary a bit by seeing if he can convince the money-making mannequin that it would really, really, REALLY be a good idea for him to run once more. Therefore, we get nearly three minutes of ass-kissing for our viewing pleasure. Even worse than the bootlicking was Romney’s Hillary snap. After the Morning Joe crew asked him about Clinton’s big Saturday stump speech, Romney quipped, “When you see her on a stage or when she come into a room full of people, she’s smiling with her mouth, but her eyes are saying ‘Where’s my latte?’”
Below is video of the interview, courtesy of MSNBC: