But Scarborough isn't about to take the gamble. He tweeted in response that a better idea would be donating $1,000 immediately to the Red Cross. When Silver then attempted to raise the bet to $2,000, Scarborough again said he's ready and willing to match Silver's donation to the Red Cross if he'll donate immediately.
Scarborough, though a former Republican congressman, might not want to bet on Mitt Romney since he has not always been on the side of the GOP nominee this year.
David Axelrod, who on "Morning Joe" earlier this week promised to shave off his trademark mustache if Obama loses any one of three states — Minnesota, Michigan or Pennsylvania — indicated he's offended the two didn't put something more personal on the table.
"All they bet was MONEY????" he tweeted.
.@joenbc: If you think it's a toss-up, let's bet. If Obama wins, you donate $1,000 to the American Red Cross. If Romney wins, I do. Deal?— Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) November 1, 2012