The Corner

Jeb Bashes Crist, Predicts Third Place Finish

From Fred Barnes:

Bush is also critical of Governor Charlie Crist, who abandoned the race against Rubio in the Republican primary to run for senator as an independent. “It’s all about him,” Bush says. “It’s not about anything else. .  .  . Governor Crist organizes his life around his personal ambitions. .  .  . He doesn’t have a set of guiding principles to share with people. This is a year where people want you to say what your core beliefs are, and painting in brighter, bolder colors instead of pastels is the way to go. Which is very encouraging to me personally.”

Bush figures Crist will finish third behind Rubio (“Marco wins going away”) and Democrat Kendrick Meek. Rubio, the former Florida House speaker, is Bush’s ideal candidate. “He’s unique in the sense that he’s very eloquent and he’s cheerful and joyful. He has a wonderful attitude, and people are depressed, and he lifts people’s spirits up.” In short, Rubio is a lot like another Florida politician, one who’s not running for anything this year.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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