From the opening remarks, I think Rubio captures the sentiment of the nation perfectly. Crist used his opportunity to immediately attack Rubio. Even without the attack, are we really just looking for public servants or are we looking for people who yank the country back to its slightly center right position?
Notice that Rubio looks at Crist when he answers the charges against him, while Crist only looks at Chris Wallace when making the charges, very telling.
Crist’s defense of the stimulus sounds like it could have been spoken from any Democrat. It did take me aback that Crist admits that if he were a senator he would have voted for the stimulus. Is embracing the devil as winning strategy in honesty or is it a desperate man with few options?
This debate can be summed up as Compassionate Conservative [Crist] vs. Commonsense Conservative [Rubio] or in the short form Bush vs. Palin. Given the task ahead of repealing ObamaCare, the Compassionate Conservative seems so risky. Will such Republicans actually repeal ObamaCare or will they be misguided by compassion based arguments to simply trim around the edges of ObamaCare? To me this is the choice that Florida voters must decide.
Via: The New York Times
H/T: The Right Scoop