Joe Scarborough Compares 2020 to 2008: Only Thing on Democrats’ Minds is Winning

Joe Scarborough Compares 2020 to 2008: Only Thing on Democrats’ Minds is Winning

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough detected shades of 2008 in the behavior of Democratic presidential candidates on Wednesday. The Morning Joe host compared the current election cycle to the one that saw Barack Obama win the White House.

“You know, Willie [Geist], we have often joked before between ourselves about how liberals in Manhattan were stumbling around the day after George W. Bush had been reelected,” Scarborough said.

“It was as if the zombie Apocalypse had invaded the tri-state area. Well, four years later by the time Barack Obama was running it was obvious the Democrats had only one thing in mind and that was winning. I think that’s where we are again, you know, what, 2008 — 12 years later.”

“One of the reasons why Democrats aren’t really going after each other that hard and why they will unite is, the only thing that matters to Democratic voters is stopping Donald Trump and any Democrat between now and November that’s seen to be unhelpful to that cause will be shunned from the party for years.”

“It’s right there in the polling,” Geist agreed. “Healthcare is important, the economy, jobs are important of course, but number one on the list of priorities for Democrats is defeating Donald Trump. So if Bernie Sanders becomes the nominee and that could very well happen, there’s no question that Democrats are going to unite behind him because what’s the alternative?”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor