12/05/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Joe Scarborough: A Republican Official Told Me Last Week It's Over, Obama Won

Florida resident Joe Scarborough talked about Barack Obama's incredible get-out-the-vote initiatives in his home state, replicated nationwide, with David Gregory on election night at 5:30 pm. Quoting a top Republican official in Florida he spoke with last Friday, Scarborough said, "Forget about it. The race is over. Barack Obama won it and he won it early." He added that Obama's 7-week campaign to get-out-the-vote buried any attempts by McCain to win with a 1976-style 72-hour effort.

He called the difference between Ken Mehlman's ground game in 2004 and McCain's lackluster job this year "stunning."