Video: "Off the air, nobody thinks Christie can win"

MARK HALPERIN: Let’s say Christie gets in first. Let’s say Christie gets in shortly after the election. Do you think Mitt would come in?

SCARBOROUGH: He just doesn’t care. He doesn’t think that — he does not think that Chris Christie is going to win and we ought to just say what, we ought to do what we do around here and say on the air —

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: What everyone’s thinking —

SCARBOROUGH: — what everybody says off the air in Republican circles. No, I’m just going to say, if you want to know what Mitt Romney is thinking, nobody thinks Chris Christie can win. Nobody thinks he can get past everything that’s happened before even if he’s exonerated. Nobody thinks he’s got the temperament to run. Nobody thinks he can handle Iowa. Nobody thinks he’s going to win in south Carolina. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. I only say that to say nobody around Mitt Romney is saying, oh boy, if Chris Christie gets in, we better not do it. And we’re all talking about who has the mantle for the establishment wing of the Republican party. It’s Jeb or it’s Mitt and if Jeb doesn’t run, then I think Mitt may be on his way.