The same pundits who wrote Christie off, will be the same ones talking how the conservative movement is not real and offer the Hoffman election as proof the conservative movement and Palin as a losing platform/ride.
If that is the case, then Christie would have lost, because he ran on the conservative platform. The same conservative platform played out in Virgina.
And Obama campaigned in the races, Palin didn't...
As I stated here on this website: A Gentle Reminder to Sarah Palin: Marco Rubio
On the face, this kid has it.
If he has no issues, this kid can win easily.
As for comments I made on the race being the testing ground for conservatives?
I still hold to the belief below on the Flordia Republican senate primary race being the testing ground for conservatives, but the New York race with Hoffman has added some interest in that it could become the catalyst in the conservative movement.
You have to hand it to the bigwigs within the Republican party. They know how to run a duplicitous campaign on smaller government.
It should be obvious now, that the Republican machine does not care about the message, it cares about winning.
Case in point, the Senate Republican primary that is unfolding in Florida.
Here you have the idiot Crist talking about how great the stimulus package is and wanting to become the senator of Florida under the Republican party banner.
Moreover, for the moment, you have a brand new poll showing the conservative losing to Crist.
But wait, is that a good sign? Not for the Republican party. The reason the Republican party is at odds right now is because it has no clear message.
It is being viewed as a duplicitous party. How can it be a party of smaller government when its bigwigs are pulling in behind Crist.
Just recently, a Gallup poll is showing the republicans making gains on the democrats. And Rasmussen has had gains at dead even between the parties, while the pundits continue to banter about how the republicans have to move from the right in order to win.
Given another poll done in February, on how independents view the stimulus package, I think Crist may be barking up the wrong tree when he is boasting about the benefits of the stimulus package and how he supports it.
As an aside, it would be interesting if Palin's PAC targets Florida and supports the conservative candidate. And even though there was no special election in Illinois, since the Democrats picked Burris, Illinois is setting to be a perfect storm for Palin's PAC, if Palin's PAC moves in on the state.
All in all, Florida will be the testing grounds for the conservative soul and may very well be the testing ground for Palin's PAC.
Call it fantasy politics if you want but it would certainly stir the political pot.
Given the race in New York and the demographics, politically speaking, Florida may still be the place to watch and see if Palin enters the political scene in Florida.
John McCain endorsed Crist and this Senate seat race would be (if an endorsement came in to Rubio)the one to give Palin's PAC its conservative wings.
Call it Going Rogue II: Revenge of the Conservatives
With the conservative movement starting in upstate New York, Florida is setting up to be the battleground for the heart and soul of the conservative movement.
After all, the race will be a closed primary and it will give Rubio time to prove his conservative case.
Not within 30 days like what happened with Hoffman and the rally cry may just be Conservative Baby Conservative.
Editor's note: This was being written with Fox News declaring Owens the winner and reports from Stacy McCain.