Attention Florida political reporters, if you haven't yet written about Crist vs. Scott…

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… the train is leaving the station.

Recently jumping aboard were the Miami Herald‘s Marc Caputo, who boldly declared that the Scott vs. Crist race is already “underway.” Also jumping aboard the bandwagon is the Tampa Tribune‘s William March who, again boldly, asks ‘Who is the real Charlie Crist?’ March’s story is even accompanied by a sharp photo of Crist with Tampa’s cityscape in the background.

Don’t let Caputo and March be the last to jump aboard!

If you haven’t written your “2014 is already here” story about whether Crist may or may not become a Democrat, you only have 28 days before the end of the year and by then it will be too later. Sooner or later, Steve Bousquet will write about how he’s hearing that all of the Capitol is aflutter with talk of Crist about to march on Rome.

IF YOU FILE YOUR STORY AFTER BOUSQUET, YOU WILL BE BANNED FROM PRESS SKITS IN 2013.

Crist vs. Scott is the can’t miss story of 2013 AND 2014 … certainly you have something new to offer about this race that has not been covered already. Oh wait, you don’t, you’re simply regurgitating what you read elsewhere? Don’t let that slow you down; a story about Crist vs. Scott is the perfect stock-away-in-the-drawer-until-needed column that’s just what you need to give to an editor when you need to bug out of the office early to finish your Christmas shopping.

So, political reporters, type, type, type … you never know when there will be nothing new to report.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.