The major candidates for Senate (Which I guess leaves out Alexander Snitker) will engage in a debate tonight in Orlando at 7:00 p.m., and this could be the last, best hope for Charlie Crist to defeat Marco Rubio next month (the debate will be broadcast live on WFTS Channel 28, with Brendan McLaughlin joining George Stephanopoulos in posing questions to the candidates).
Although three different polls last week showed (to us) that Marco Rubio seems destined to win the longest Senate race ever, polls this week have showed Crist a bit closer, down roughly 6%.
But it's getting late, and Crist hasn't led in this race for what seems like a long time. Although the race appears frozen, what does Crist do to knock the smooth talking Cuban-American off his game?
How about talking about the allegations that Rubio used his Republican party credit card on a whole lot of personal purchases? Or his alleged involvement (remember the "hero" e-mail) in approving as House Speaker the new courthouse for the 1st DCA, a/k/a The Taj Mahal?
Or just on some policy differences? Though we have to admit with Governor Crist, we're not necessarily where he is on some of the issues (all the more reason to tune in tonight).
One is on Social Security, where Crist got hammered by former Governor Jeb Bush yesterday for being dishonest by portraying Rubio in a new ad as threatening to destroy the 65-year-old social safety net program.