Scarborough cries ‘Oh, sweet Jesus!’ as Romney fails to lead chant

By David Edwards
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:46 EDT
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Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough
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Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough cried out for his Savior on Wednesday after viewing video of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney awkwardly trying to get a crowd in Ohio to chant his name.

After Romney gave a shout out to his running mate, Paul Ryan, in Vandalia, Ohio on Tuesday, the crowd got excited and began chanting, “Ryan! Ryan!”

“Wait a second,” Romney said, reminding the crowd that he was at the top of the ticket.

“Romney-Ryan, Romney-Ryan,” the former governor instructed the crowd, although most of them ignored him. “There we go.”

After co-host Mika Brzezinski played the video on Wednesday, Scarborough could only put his hands over his eyes and utter, “Oh, sweet Jesus.”

“What do the Catholics say? ‘Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us now in the hour of [death]‘?” the conservative host wondered.

“No, it’s over,” Brzezinski pointed out. “It’s not going to work. It’s too late for that.”

“You know what? You don’t fix it,” Scarborough agreed. “Sadly, I say this about Mitt Romney, he’s a great man. He is. He’s a great father. He’s a great husband. He is a great business man, great turnaround guy. If I had a business anywhere in the world, I’d have him run it. He just — he’s a horrible politician. He’s one of the worst.”

Watch this video from MSNBC’s Morning Joe, broadcast Sept. 26, 2012.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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