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Scarborough Squashes HuffPo Report on 2012 Ticket With Bloomberg

"I would be the worst vice president ever."


That's the simple way Joe Scarborough responded to a Huffington Post story on Wednesday morning suggesting he and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are considering a Bloomberg-Scarborough presidential ticket for 2012.

HuffPo's Howard Fineman writes:

Well-placed sources tell The Huffington Post that the mayor and the host have talked about running together, with Bloomberg in the top spot. In an interview, Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida, issued a firm yet carefully-worded denial. "We haven't discussed it directly," he said, adding, "Have people discussed it in his sphere and in my sphere? I think so."

That, Scarborough said on his show "Morning Joe" Wednesday, is simply not true: "Mike Bloomberg and I have not talked about this directly, or indirectly, or super super secret indirectly."

He went on to self-deprecate himself, saying he would be "the worst vice president ever." That's after panelist and ad agency man Donnie Deutsch praised Scarborough incessantly, saying that Bloomberg will be the next president and he thinks Scarborough should run.

"No," Scarborough said during the segment, "I'm not going to do it. So what else can I say?"

The answer could be "something about a presidential run." Interestingly, Scarborough only denied that he was talking with Bloomberg about running as a VP in 2012 -- he said nothing about not running for president.

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