FL SEN Primary: DOOM.

Mr. Crist, can we talk?

It isn’t your night.  I’m sorry, but it isn’t.  Marco has a twenty-plus lead over you by now.  You won’t survive the primary.  You won’t win on a third-party run, either.  2010 is a GOP year; but it’s not your year.  I do not say this to wound you, but because it needs to be said.  Florida wants a fire-eater.  You are not.

So here’s my suggestion.  Announce that you are dropping out, for the good of the party, and so that you can do some ‘soul-searching.’  Spend the rest of your term as governor doing all the good things that good, conservative Republican Governors do.  Be Marco Rubio’s best buddy, with a happy smile and a wave.  Get him elected.  Then start up your Senate bid for 2012; you would be a better match against Bill Nelson anyway.  If you do this, you would start with the goodwill of the Florida Republican party – who don’t want to have a tumultuous primary – and the goodwill of the new junior Senator from Florida for your campaign.  These are not bad things to have.

Just… think about it, all right?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to Moe Lane.