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Joe Scarborough Essentially Writes Joe Biden's First Campaign Speech

Don't make it about Hillary, he says. But also, talk about Hillary a lot.

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has worn a number of hats: author, TV host, U.S. representative (R-Fla.). To that list, maybe he should consider adding "political speechwriter."

In a segment on "Morning Joe" Monday called "The Joy Of Joe Biden," Scarborough suggested ways that Vice President Joe Biden could pitch a presidential run to voters. Biden, he said, would need to start out by praising Democratic front-runner and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"I think you have to say, 'I love her. I respect her... One of the best secretary of states in my lifetime, but there are too many issues at stake,'" said Scarborough. "'Obamacare's very future rests on who the next president's going to be. At the Supreme Court, a conservative in the White House for eight years will do away with Roe v. Wade.'"

The host then said that Biden would need to make progressive values the focus of his campaign, rather than impugning Clinton personally.

"'As we say in the South, God bless her, God love her, God bless her heart,'" Scarborough said, still channeling Biden the presidential candidate. "'But, you know... This isn't about her and it's not about me. It's about the country.'"

Biden has not actually said that he intends to run for president, although The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday that he's weighing the possibility.