Morning Joe | November 08, 2012
>> a recount but wait until we can call florida.
>>> joining us, senior obama campaign advisor, david axelrod . first of all, david , i'm still trying to figure out a diplomatic solution and i think david and i have worked it out because both sides can work together if you cooperate. but first, john heilemann, your magazine --
>> well, yes.
>> show us the options.
>> we have some video of various options that scarborough -- one of the top -- on the top left there, that's the gene shalit look. the next one i believe is the tom sellick look. next, john waters also in the top as you move across. there's ron swanson in the upper right. on the bottom, you move down, that's john stossel on the far left . moving across, the geraldo. borat is right there. i like the borat look. then we have groucho marks. and finally, the salvador dali .
>> david axelrod , i've been talking with you and your wife --
>> ask david . which one do you think i should sport?
>> which one, david ?
>> any will do. here's what i have to say to you. fired up, ready to grow. that's what your --
>> because what happens is you have people who are really good diplomats who work behind the scenes . and i know your wife and i don't want to see -- and you don't want to see me sitting next to him with a mustache. that's just not going to work for me. i'm sorry.
>> i've actually, mika , gotten a lot of concerned e-mails since election day from your viewers.
>> agonizing about having to watch this ordeal as it unfolds.
>> the whole thing is hideous. yeah.
>> what are we going to do?
>> it will be like eddie haskill. david , i think i could offer you some of joe 's money toward cure? what number? what are we thinking? what do we need?
>> all right. here's -- by the way, mika comes from a family of diplomats and it is obviously the skill she's employed here but, i think that if joe is willing, if joe is willing to give $10,000 for epilepsy research and anybody who's interested in this should go to cure dp epilepsy.org. you guys know the story. my daughter's life, a really damaged by epilepsy. 50,000 people a year die. so epilepsy research is the cause of my life. if joe 's willing to do that, if you guys are willing to host a fund-raiser for cure for epilepsy research -- and -- if for one day -- just one day joe selects one of those mustaches that john heilemann laid out for him and wears a fake mustache on the show, i will let him out of his obligation here.
>> well --
>> i think that's a fair deal .
>> my lawyers tell me that, first of all, there is a big question regarding "and/or." also, florida, there may be a recount. that said, because we're happy that --
>> take the deal! take the deal, boss! take the deal!
>> one caveat. i will wear the mustache and sing the freddie fender song of your choice at the event itself. but not on the air.
>> all right.
>> and i'll give you $10,000. is that a deal?
>> that is a deal. let me say this. i'm going to take your $10,000 and we're starting a drive on the cureepilepsy.org site called slash the stash. if we can raise a million dollars, i will still shave the mustache off. at least i'll feel good about shaving it off. because it will go to a worthy cause.
>> let me explain. so slashthestash.com. mika and i are going to raise a million dollars.
>> we need a million dollars for a cure and david will lose it.
>> after you get a million dollars for epilepsy research and cure, you're going to cut your mustache off here on " morning joe ." deal?
>> i will do it. let me just say, i had an idea about this, which is i know that donald was putting $5 million up. i think in a foolish cause. so if he's watching, i think that would be a better use of his money.
>> i think that would be a great use of the donald's money. $5 million. that would be fantastic! i'm going to call him and ask.
>> if barnicle and i put in $5,000 each, can one of us be the guy who applies the shaving cream and the other the one who wields the --
>> not enough money. ax needs to raise the price here.
>> i want in on this!
>> best selling author, can you do more than $5,000 to put the shaving in --
>> and gross.
>> and frankly, a little disturbing, too. maybe we should move on.
>> whatever makes the money.
>> deeply disturbing.
>> let's wrap this up and be very serious. first of all, on the mustache bet, i'm going to give you $10,000 despite the fact that i think the recount may change things.
>> good job, joe !
>> i'm a man with a big heart. as hard as the montana sky which you guys managed to win the senate seat. i'm going to give you $10,000 for the cure, wear a mustache at a cure event that we host, i'm going to sing the freddie fender song of your choice. the bigger issue is, a million dollars, we're going to help raise a million dollars for the cure and then you're going to cut your mustache off here.
>> yes, i'm ready.
>> i'm going to need your wife in a bag way. david , does the money and slashthestash.com, can people start giving right now adding to this million?
>> right now. go to cureepilepsy.org and slashthestash.com. you'll find out exactly what cure epilepsy does and find out how it is not only impacted the axelrods' life but has impacted so many americans and people across the world. i know that personally what this does to people's lives. little jack has a girl that's in his class, pre- k class , who unexpectedly had a seizure and the family immediately asked me if they could call the axelrods. they did. there are so many people out there that have so many questions. this is critical an issue.
>> let me get some housekeeping done for david here. we'll call ann, can she help with hosting the benefit?
>> ask david if she can help.
>> i think she can. will she? yes, she will. $5,000, $5,000. donny deutsch , $10,000, please? thank you. i'll call him. i think we're good.