On “Morning Joe,” Mark Halperin says it’s too early to tell if the Brown audio tape will be a game changer in the California gubernatorial race.
Halperin: “Lets make three things clear. He’s said intemperate things in this race already, not great if you want to be the leader of California. Two, his campaign is not denying that this is an authentic recording…And three even if he didn’t say it, he obviously was in the room when it was said and I think his campaign is going to have to…”
Scarborough: “Now you say there’s an enhanced audio recording of this where you hear two things. One you hear a voice that sounds more like Jerry calling Meg Whitman “a whore” and also you can hear someone say ‘The Walrus was Paul'”
Halperin: “Yeah, coo-coo-ca-choo. Yeah, so we’ll see. California politics is weird. This could be the dominant story of the day, it could be something that changes the contours of the race, or it could disappear. At this hour I couldn’t tell you which but it does represent…”
Scarborough: “Well you really narrowed that one down.”
Halperin: “It does represent a real problem for him because he has said intemperate things and I think people are just tuning in to this race and it’s well over the line.”