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How about a little Democratic love for Kendrick Meek?
|Last Edited||Craverguy Oct 07, 2010 05:46pm|
|Media||Newspaper - Orlando Sentinel|
|News Date||Thursday, October 7, 2010 02:15:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||"There's right and there's wrong. You got to do one or the other. You do the one and you're living. You do the other and you may be walking around, but you're dead as a beaver hat." |
—Davy Crocket at the Alamo
OK, actually that was John Wayne playing Davy Crocket in "The Alamo."
But close enough.
So there Davy/John stood in the crumbling fortress, about to be overrun by the Mexican army, rallying the troops to the notion of death before dishonor. And he went down swinging his empty musket.
And so I say this to the Democrats: There's right and there's wrong. So grab your muskets and go down swinging with Kendrick Meek.
Democrats who have embraced Charlie Crist are dead as a beaver hat.
Their justification for bayoneting Meek in the back is that Charlie is the only guy who can stop Marco Rubio.
Anyone who thinks that is putting too much K2 in the incense burner.
Rubio has a double-digit lead, which not too long ago was a single-digit lead, which not too long before that was a Crist lead.
For Charlie, the politics of fooling all of the people all of the time is coming up about six weeks short. Rubio is so far ahead that Crist has resorted to the age-old scam of scaring the old folks on Social Security two weeks ahead of schedule.
It won't help him.
Nate Silver, the geeky statistical guru who was dead-on in the 2008 election and now blogs for The New York Times, has crunched the polls and calculated that Rubio has an 85.5 percent chance of winning.
Nate is as close as you can get in politics to the fat lady singing.
Meek deserves to lose with his party behind him, to lose in a way that preserves his political honor.
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