Former Gov. Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential prospects got a boost this week as a new poll shows him leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls in a key primary state. A Palmetto Poll released this week shows Bush rolling in South Carolina which traditionally holds its primary after Iowa and New Hampshire have their say.
It probably pained Peter Schorsch to say it, but his observation in a Sunday blog about why Rick Scott has overtaken Charlie Crist in the latest polls is so direct, so simple, so spot-on it's like the SaintPetersBlog guru threw a can of paint in my face.
Hillary Clinton-Charlie Crist 2016? Speaking to the Republican Club of the Palm Beaches this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam sounded the alarm to the GOP faithful, insisting the former governor and new Democrat could be on Clinton’s shortlist if he beats Gov. Rick Scott in November.
The Teflon is starting to peel off Charlie Crist like a cheap frying pan. All of a sudden he isn't oozing charm on the big stage, getting away with empty good-guyisms, hail-fellow jokes and pie-in-the-sky promises. He's sweating.