Watch as the Morning Joe panel shares the viral campaign ad for the reelection of Gerald Daugherty as Commissioner Travis County in Texas. The ad features Daugherty’s wife, Charlyn, who suggests it would be better for Daugherty to continue as county commissioner rather than stay at home. Tune in to watch Daugherty’s terrific campaign ad and the Morning Joe panel’s response to “one of the best campaign ads ever.”
During the Morning Joe conversation about Wikileaks emails that show a rift and a lack of transparency within the Clinton campaign, senior contributor Mike Barnicle says: “The narrowness of this election…and the contentiousness about the Wikileaks’ email drops and the email server itself prove the dangers are potentially fatal of an overly protective palace guard. Your duty to a candidate or president I would think is to tell the bad news first.” Listen in on more of the discussion between Barnicle and Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough about the latest developments in Clinton’s email problem.
“Enlistment bonuses were provided to people joining the National Guard. They go to Iraq or Afghanistan. They serve their country. They come back and they’re hounded by bill collectors because of bureaucrat mistakes. I’m sorry. Stop it,” said senior contributor Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe during a segment by NBC’s Anne Thompson about the growing outrage over nearly 10,000 National Guard members were ordered to repay enlistment bonuses. Find out more about the controversy here.
“I don’t think the old rules apply to a lot of aspects of the campaign,” says veteran columnist Mike Barnicle on MSNBC’s Morning Joe during a conversation about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s run for the White House without traditional ad spending, field offices and polling. “I do think you can run sort of a guerrilla campaign – even as a national candidate. You can feed off other people’s polls – news media polls. You can feed off of getting free TV (time). But when it comes (to) New Hampshire … you have to have a field operation to target them and get them to vote.” Hear more of the conversation among Barnicle, show hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough and political analyst Nicolle Wallace about how Trump has defied traditional campaigning in the 2016 election.
“It’s such a relief from the campaign news and political news. You can just lose yourself in baseball,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle about Game One of the World Series played last night. Hear the conversation between Barnicle and host Joe Scarborough about baseball – instead of politics – for all of 55 seconds on Morning Joe.
With two weeks remaining until the presidential election, the Morning Joe panel weighs in on the candidates’ chances for winning. Explains senior contributor Mike Barnicle: “There are three elements still alive and very active in the campaign. One is turnout. What will the turnout be after this dreadful campaign with many, many months of voters listening to this daily? The second element is going to be voter suppression. Is that going to have an impact on the election? The third element is the down ballot. What’s going to happen with the widening in the race ?” Hear from Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and the rest of the panel here about voter turnout and the other factors in this tumultuous campaign.
“The [Cleveland] Cavaliers get their rings….The Cleveland Indians begin game one of the World Series. It’s great for Cleveland. It’s great to see these two mid-Western teams in it,” says Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle in conversation with the show’s host Joe Scarborough about the Cavs celebrating their first-ever NBA championship and the Indians in their first World Series since 1948. Tune in to hear Barnicle’s prediction on which team will win the World Series – the Indians or the Chicago Cubs.
“There are too many people in Washington who have been there far too long. The only jobs they’ve ever had are within the framework of politics. They completely miss the pain, the suffering that so many Americans endured during the winter of 2008 and 2009. They still don’t seem to understand the concept of loss. So many people lost homes, hope for their future [and] their children, [and their] 401K plans. These are the same people who put their children at risk of loss in the wars that we’ve been fighting for the last 15 years, and it seems in the Senate, especially in the Senate, and the House that they just don’t grasp it,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a conversation with the show’s host Mika Brzezinski and The New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore about the Times’ recent op-ed, “The Dangers of Hillary Clinton” by Ross Douthat. Hear more about the article and discussion surrounding it on MSNBC.
“There’s a huge percentage of (Republican presidential candidate Donald) Trump supporters, Trump voters, whose needs ought to be addressed by the Democratic Party, (and) have not been addressed by the Democratic Party. What do the Democrats do?” asks Morning Joe’s veteran columnist of the show’s guest Sam Stein of the Huffington Post about the attempts to compartmentalize Trump supporters and their concerns. Tune in to hear Stein’s response.
“I want to ask each of you: How proud… are you of your party today and (of) your candidate? What happens to the Republican Party after election day?” asks Morning Joe’s veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of the show’s guests Benjamin Ginsberg, a top Republican elections lawyer, and Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Listen to their answers here.
“You can have Donald Trump’s ear but his ears are blocked. Does Trump realize the damage to himself and to the process by continually harping on a rigged election?” asks Morning Joe senior columnist Mike Barnicle during a conversation on the show ahead of the third and final presidential debate.
“I shutter to think of what [Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump] might do… I would have him talk calmly and confidently about the bulk of his supporters about how much they’ve been neglected and forgotten by the establishment in Washington [and] the establishment in Wall Street,” suggests Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle ahead of the third presidential debate. His recommendations follow Trump’s rally in Colorado Springs, where he deviated from his routine by not sharing the most recent poll numbers with his audience. Instead, Trump went on the offensive saying: “I don’t believe in the polls anymore” and “you can’t believe anything you see.” More on this topic here.
Happy Birthday to the legendary Mike Barnicle! “I’m grateful to be here,” says Mike on the set of Morning Joe, as co-host Mika Brzezinski brought out a birthday cake and everyone sang “Happy Birthday.” “We love you,” she said. Added co-host Joe Scarborough: “We’re grateful every day that you’re here.” Only on MSNBC.
In his latest column for The Daily Beast, MSNBC senior columnist Mike Barnicle asks readers to take a look at the attributes they would want to see in the next president — before they cast their vote. “I don’t want anyone rushing into the polling booth without thinking about the choice,” writes Barnicle. He provides a list of characteristics to contemplate in selecting our next president: competence, courage, an ability to listen and take advice, humility, honesty, patience, and empathy. “Donald J. Trump is without empathy. He proves it over and over each and every day. He has no understanding, no grasp of something that binds almost all of us together: a sense of what it’s like to suffer a loss.” Read the whole column here.
Trump and the Twittersphere “I am surprised that in an age where 99 percent of the people in this country think the media tilts left and think the media is biased that more editors and publishers don’t tell reporters ‘stay off Twitter.’ All you do with Twitter is get yourself confused and raise these questions,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a discussion about the social media posts of journalists who are supposed to be objectively covering the presidential race. Watch more of the conversation here.
“It’s not going to work… Donald Trump is locked in at between 42 and 45% of the vote, they’re going nowhere. Change is the biggest winner this year…. I want change but I’m looking at Donald Trump who is, over the past three or four days…having a slow-motion nervous breakdown in public,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle in response to the ongoing conversation about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s defense of his brilliant use of the “unfair tax system” to avoid paying federal income tax. Hear more on the topic here.
Following Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments claiming he had actually saved the job of Miss Universe, who he has been criticized for making disparaging remarks about, Morning Joe panelist and senior contributor Mike Barnicle points out “the interesting subplot is the victimization of Donald Trump. You just heard him say ‘why am I put in a position like this?’ He always turns these events into self-victimization.” Check out what the other panelists had to say about Trump’s statement here.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, senior contributor Mike Barnicle said the undecided, reluctant voters are “the specific target for Hillary Clinton and her campaign. It’s going after exactly those people…trying to make the solid impression that… it’s going to be either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump; it won’t be any of the third party candidates.” Watch more of the panel discussion here.
“Every campaign at some level is a mirror reflection of the candidate at the top of the campaign. Donald Trump has eliminated and eclipsed 16 other Republican candidates. He did it his way. [Donald Trump] is not going to change at this point. This campaign is about Donald Trump, designed by Donald Trump, and articulated by Donald Trump. It’s who he is,” says Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a panel discussion about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s reluctance to change his approach and strategy moving forward in the presidential race. Tune in to listen to more of the panel discussion here.
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson suffers another “Aleppo” moment on MSNBC, similar to that which he had recently with Mike Barnicle. This time it was with Chris Matthews. Watch the story here.