Regular readers of this blog know that we've written a lot about the Senate race, and why Kendrick Meek has yet to break out in any fashion, as he is now mired uncomfortably in third place in most polls behind Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio.
When Crist left the Republican party and went independent at the end of April, we still contend it was one of the best things to happen for those who hope Meek will become the next U.S. Senator.
But in the short term, it's not been a good thing, as Crist (in polls) has swept up a chunk of Meek's natural constituency.
The question I still don't get very good answers to is when I speak with Democrats who seem enraptured by Charlie Crist, but when you dig deeper, only because they like him better than Rubio, and consistently contend that Meek "can't win".
Forget the fact that if they supported him, he might win.
On Friday, Time magazine journalist Michael Grunwald, best known in these parts for his epic 2006 book on the Everglades, The Swamp, visited Meek and gave his impressions of the Democratic front runner. His first impression is an obvious one, as he writes, " Meek may look hopeless today, it's still strange to watch the pundits count out a Democrat running against divided Republican opposition in a Democratic-leaning state."