MSNBC host and former Republican congressman Joe Scarborough has made no secret of his dislike for Newt Gingrich, but he took the tough talk to a new level this morning. Here are his commnets, via The Hill:
If I have to choose between Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich — a guy that George Will said would have been a marvelous Marxist and who is the opposite of being a small-government conservative — if Ron Paul’s running as a third-party candidate, I’m going to give him a long look.
His main reason – Gingrich’s supposed fondness for ‘big government’ – echoes recent comments by Glenn Beck, who said yesterday:
“If I have a gun to my head, I’ll vote for Mitt Romney [in the general election], and if it’s Newt Gingrich and there’s a third party and it’s Ron Paul — and I don’t agree with his Middle Eastern policy, at all — I might consider Ron Paul as a third party.”