If Crist Runs as Independent, New Challenge for Kendrick Meek
|If Crist goes indy, Meek's in trouble.|
That's an eight-point deficit compared to the four points that Meek would have had to make up in a face-off against Rubio.
But for Meek, the most devastating ramification of a Crist run for independent is that it keeps Crist in the news through the fall general election season. We've already seen Meek struggle to get publicity during the Rubio-Crist soap opera. The one hope he had for staging a comeback was in those two months before the general, in which he stood to be the foil of a very conservative Rubio, allowing Meek to capture a huge pack of independent, moderate voters. That hope may soon be dashed.