The accession of former Obama aides David Axelrod and Robert Gibbs to the airwaves of NBC/MSNBC has prompted concern that the network is headed the way of a Democratic strategy organization.
Now, evidence to the contrary!
If they listen closely enough, Republicans can find strategic advice coming from the MSNBC-sphere, courtesy of Touré, one of the hosts of the afternoon show “The Cycle.” The message imparted today? Republican hopefuls — the Marco Rubios, the Paul Ryans, the Chris Christies — for the 2016 presidential race need to be careful about positioning themselves too far to the right in advance of the primary contests. That’s the mistake that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears to have made, in Touré’s estimation, by positioning himself against a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, even though he now apparently favors such a thing.
Any such sign of hostility toward immigrant groups has clear implications for Republicans’ chances in the 2016 race for the White House, argues the host: “That says to me you guys are just lining up for who’s going to lose to Hillary.”