Crist veepstakes, Mel's future
As the leading Republican presidential candidates prepare to converge on Orlando for the Florida GOP's "Presidency IV" weekend Oct. 20-21, state Republican chairman Jim Greer shows little interest in downplaying speculation about Charlie Crist getting tapped as someone's running mate. In fact, Greer sounds ready to nominate Crist for Mount Rushmore.
"Gov. Crist has clearly shown that he governs in a parallel manner to Ronald Reagan, to Abraham Lincoln," Greer responded to the question of Crist as a vice presidential candidate in a taped interview for Political Connections airing today on Bay News 9. "He believes that everyone should have a seat at the table and that's getting him recognition and attention across the nation."
Nor, surprisingly, did Greer rule out Mel Martinez stepping down at the end of his first term. "If" he runs again, Greer said, Martinez would win.