But what if he ran for Mayor of St. Petersburg in 2013?
An unscientific poll of 2,500 registered voters in St. Pete suggests that Crist is the runaway favorite of residents in a hypothetical race for Mayor between Crist, former Mayor Rick Baker and incumbent Bill Foster.
Crist received more than 48% of the vote in the March survey conducted by St. Pete Polls. Foster received 26.5% and Baker took just over 25%.
Again, this is an unscientific poll, so don’t read too much into the numbers. Still, taking nearly 50% of a poll, scientific or unscientific, that involves 2,500 registered voters is nothing to sneeze at.
And, now that I think about it, wouldn’t running for Mayor of St. Pete be the perfect move for Charlie. No one, with the exception of maybe Rick Baker, looovvveeesss the ‘burg as much as Governor Sunshine.
There are any number of reasons why Crist would want to run for Mayor in 2013. City Hall is right down the road from his condo. He gets to attend ribbon-cuttings in St. Pete, which was actually Charlie’s favorite part of being Governor. And being Mayor is a lot less stressful than being Governor.
So, how ’bout it Charlie? Want to redesign the yard signs so they read “Crist in 2013”?