If anybody thinks that guys like my dad are going to be voting that way… they are out of their mind and they are too stupid not only to prognosticate, they are too stupid to run Slurpee machines in Des Moines… Michele Bachmann is a joke. She is a joke. Her answer is a joke. Her candidacy is a joke… Iowa, if you let her win, you prove your irrelevance once again.
Scarborough has not left the reservation. If he is saying this, a lot of Republican pols and operatives are saying roughly the same thing (minus references to the elder Mr. Scarborough and Slurpees). If Tim Pawlenty had won the straw poll in Iowa, he would have been a far bigger threat to Mitt Romney than is Michele Bachmann, as Scarborough understands.
So congratulations are due to Michele Bachmann and to Mitt Romney. They both had a great day in the Midwest.