Joe Scarborough: You have to want it. And you have to work for it.
Those have been twin truths in American politics since Andrew Jackson took presidential politics to the people in the 19th century.
Barack Obama, however, lost that memo last week in Denver — a single evening, yes, but one that raises a fascinating and timely question: Is the 44th president no more than a mediocre political talent who’s had one of the greatest runs of luck in history? And did that luck begin to run out in Denver last Wednesday during the homestretch of his final campaign?
A guest columnist for POLITICO, Joe Scarborough hosts “Morning Joe” on MSNBC and represented Florida’s 1st congressional district in the House of Representatives from 1994 to 2001. Prior to his career in television, Joe was the publisher and editor of the award-winning newspaper “The Florida Sun.”