Joe Scarborough Praises Sanders’ DNC Speech: ‘There’s No Substitute for Victory’

Joe Scarborough Praises Sanders’ DNC Speech: ‘There’s No Substitute for Victory’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough praised Senator Bernie Sanders convention speech on Tuesday. The Morning Joe host explained that Sanders’ comments were compelling because he was reaching out to progressives about the need to support former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I thought, again, for the first night, I thought it was a very good performance,” Scarborough said. “And like Willie [Geist] said, they got everybody from Republicans to Michelle Obama to Bernie Sanders, who really did deliver the most compelling message to progressives, which is, hey listen, the consequences of failure are too high.”

“Though he did not quote General Douglas McArthur, he, in fact, said, there’s no substitute for victory. And that was the message he had for progressives. You may not love Joe Biden, but right now you need him.”

“And the consequences for failure with the convention were high, especially when you have so much material,” said co-host Mika Brzezinski.

“The speakers, as we said, spanned the political spectrum from Bernie Sanders and other former primary rivals, to Republicans like John Kasich and then Michelle Obama, the headliner. She assailed President Trump while making the case that America needs Joe Biden’s leadership now more than ever.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor