Morning Joe first went on the air in the latter part of 2007, broadcasting from a studio in Secaucus, New Jersey. We relocated soon after to the MSNBC studios in 30 Rock, where we've been ever since. 2008 was a busy year, so let's take a look back at some of our discussions from Election Day 2008.
Tom Brokaw on Election Day
Brokaw: "I think that Barack Obama’s rise began with that Democratic keynote speech that he gave in Boston for John Kerry, in which he said something that the country longed to hear: It is not red state America and blue state America, there are Boy Scouts in red states and Boy Scouts in blue states, there’s God in blue states and God in red states. It’s the United States of America."
Rudy Giuliani on Election Day
Giuliani: "Barack Obama has made an achievement for the Democratic Party [by] contesting in Republican states. Even if he loses those states he’s made a step forward for the Democratic Party by putting them in play. That should be part of our playbook. We have to put Democratic states in play…We have to reshuffle the electoral deck. Barack Obama has reshuffled the electoral deck."
Howard Dean on Election Day
Dean: "This election is not about the past; this election is about the future. And Barack is going to run a great administration. We’re going to work back to restoring fiscal responsibility in this country. We’re going to focus on middle class and working class Americans, not just the folks at the top end where John McCain and George Bush have focused on for the last eight years."