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Did Crist blow it on straw poll?

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July

The question seemed worth pondering given the exit today of John McCain's top advisers, Terry Nelson and John Weaver. Remember they were the most vocal opponents of the Florida GOP straw poll (and pals with some of Charlie Crist's advisers). Back when McCain was the frontrunner, most everybody saw the decision to kill the straw pol as Crist helping out his favorite candidate.

That straw poll likely would have helped Mitt Romney a lot more than McCain in Florida, and it also would have brought months of love and attention to GOP activists. Two days of attention at Presidency IV isn't too shabby either, of course.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:39pm]

    

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