Scarborough: 'Very Real Chance' Cruz Will Run For President As Independent In 2016

Did you really have to be a pluperfect political prognosticator to have foreseen that none of Herman Cain, Michelle Bachmann or Donald Trump was going to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee?

Yet on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough—by way of establishing his fortune-telling street cred—boasted of having made those predictions, before proceeding to claim that: 1. Ted Cruz will not be the 2016 Republican nominee; and 2. there's a "very real chance" that Cruz will break from the GOP and run as an independent.  View the video after the jump.

Watch Scarborough foresee a future in which Ted Cruz runs for President as a third-party candidate.


LARRY O'DONNELL: I don't think Cruz has a chance of being the Republican nominee.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: No, he won't be. He won't be. You look at those numbers. I do think there's a very real chance that he'll run off and start his own independent operation because he won't win the nomination because Chuck's polls show that.

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.