01/30/2012 11:44 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2012

"Morning Joe" Live On South Beach Captures Crowd Of Politicos, Club-Goers, And Strippers

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Early Monday morning two strange subcultures converged at Jerry's Famous Deli in Miami Beach.

At 4 a.m. MSNBC's political talk show, Morning Joe, was setting up to broadcast live ahead of the Florida Primary.

That dawn hour, however, is just when South Beach club-goers, still clutching bottles of sparkly from LIV, trickle in for some post-clubbing eats.

Although none of the culture clash was caught on sound or video, a Miami Herald reporter spoke with Skrawberry, a local stripper at a back table, who asked, "Who is Newt Gingrich?"

Mike Allen, a Morning Joe regular, captured club-goer BurgerBillionz and stripper Tip Drill in the crowd -- at least one of whom thought the group was on "Good Morning America."

Morning Joe's typical fans clustered behind the set, listening politely but also craning their necks to leer at loud club-goers at nearby tables.

Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehtinen and Miami Gardens Mayor Shirley Gibson appeared as show guests, as did columnist Dave Barry. Touting his new political satire Lunatics, Barry launched into classic stories of how weird and violent Miami is before taking a few jabs at the city's lack of civic engagement:

"If you were to take a one-mile radius of this area, you could probably find 10, maybe 12 people, who are planning to vote in this primary. That's the kind of commitment."