Could Democrats tap Charlie Crist to unseat Gov. Rick Scott in 2014?
The problem with this scenario is that Crist is much too conservative in some areas for many Democrats.
President Barack Obama’s narrow victory over Mitt Romney in Florida last week has Democrats eager to seize the momentum to focus on the next hurdle: defeating Republican Gov. Rick Scott.
Party leaders are thumping their chests that the triumph was a repudiation of the tea party, a signal that the GOP state party is out-of-touch and a blueprint for unseating Scott, the most unpopular governor in Florida in decades. But Democrats have one big problem: no standout candidate to challenge him.
“Working on that one,” joked Scott Arceneaux, director of the Florida Democratic Party.
Their bench includes former legislators, failed former candidates, and a long list of mayors. Only state Sen. Nan Rich of Weston, who is little known outside Tallahassee, has announced she is in the race.
Then, there is Charlie Crist.