Scarborough: 'Rubio Not Ready; Republicans Pushing Him Out There Making Big Mistake'

"I'm going to get in trouble for saying this," said a prescient Joe Scarborough. Less than an hour after delivering a devastating take-down of the Obama economic record that surely pleased many conservatives,  Scarborough made remarks about Marco Rubio that are bound to outrage many of the same folks.

Commenting on Marco Rubio's response to the State of the Union, Scarborough declared that Rubio "is not ready to be President of the United States" and that "Republicans pushing him out there are making a big mistake."  View the video after the jump.


JOE SCARBOROUGH: I'm going to get in trouble for saying this. I should just keep my mouth shut but I'm going to say it. Because you've just got to say the truth. You really do. Marco Rubio is, in effect, the Republican party's answer to Barack Obama. A guy that's great looking, a guy that's articulate, a guy that could put together a lot of different groups that could help you win the presidency. And a guy who's not ready to be President of the United States.

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Barack Obama was a state senator. Marco Rubio was Speaker of the House of, like, the fourth largest state in America, okay? So if we want to compare state legislative careers, Marco had more experience. He's still not ready to be President of the United States. And Republicans that are pushing him out there are making a big mistake.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.