In 1968, Richard Nixon changed the Electoral College map by appealing to the “Silent Majority” of American voters: law-abiding, white, working class voters in the Great Lakes and the South who had backed Democrats for decades.
Nan Rich won one Thursday. She didn't even have to be in the Biltmore Hotel's Granada Room. She didn't have to touch a microphone. She won because Charlie Crist addressed the Florida media brain trust unobstructed. In all his egotistical glory. His only opposition -- his only enemy -- was himself.
Last month in New Jersey, a state where Republicans are only 20 percent of registered voters, Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected with more than 60 percent of the vote. This news came after months of analysis by media pundits and national political observers that the Republican Party is losing its ability to connect with the majority of voters.