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  •  I will be very unhappy if.. (5+ / 0-)

    Nelson runs for governor. Given that the legislature is overwhelmingly Republican, and will be for the foreseeable future, it's not like we could get anything accomplished in Florida. Potentially costing us a very important seat in a swing state for such little benefit would be a really poor decision. Let Crist have his job back. He seems to have wisened up to the Republicans, or at least, he'll toe the party line if he has to.

    •  Not to say that Nelson wouldn't be a good Gov... (1+ / 0-)
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      But recent US Senators who have become Governors haven't had a great record terms of becoming popular Governors.

      -Sam Brownback (R-KS) - Very unpopular, and trailing a Dem challenger in re-election polls.
      -Jon Corzine (D-NJ) - At one point had a 15-72 approval/disapproval rating. Lost to Chris Christie in 2009.
      -Lincoln Chafee (I/D-RI) - Again, quite an unpopular Governor, who has declined to run for re-election.
      -Mark Dayton (DFL-MN) - Not terribly unpopular, but not particularly popular either, usually breaking even in approval/disapproval polls.

      It's not a huge sample size to make statistical inferences from, but perhaps the difference between being a federal legislator and a statewide executive means that Senators struggle at the job? Abercrombie (D-HI), Jindal (R-LA) and Kasich (R-OH) aren't exactly wildly popular either, having being US Representatives in the House.

    •  I strongly disagree very much (0+ / 0-)

      That the Fla legislature will be Republican led for the foreseeable future, certainly not the House. ICYMI, you have state Republicans worrying about their hold in the lower chamber further diminishing.

      At the end of the day Nelson is not running, and I think most importantly Reid would be damn, to let that happened, and put that seat at risk.

      NY-9/NJ-10; Russians can give you arms but only the United States can give you a solution. -- Anwar Sadat

      by BKGyptian89 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 at 02:05:46 PM PST

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