On Charlie Crist’s “dream team”

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There’s a piece in the Washington Post today about Jim Messina and other former Obama campaign staffers signing up on Charlie Crist’s gubernatorial campaign.

In the story, Crist campaign spokesman Kevin Cate is quoted as saying that Crist has “…brought together a dream team of talent…” to help the former Republican turned Democrat return to the governor’s mansion. 

Having a dream team is a lot like having grace. And to take a line from Seinfeld, you either have grace or you don’t … Grace isn’t something you can pick up at the market.

Dream teams can’t be picked up at the market, either. They come together, they are not assembled.

It’s actually a tad irresponsible for the Crist campaign to be throwing around terms like “dream team” when it just last month lost its high-profile campaign manager as well as a deputy finance director. 

Win a few games first, fellas, before declaring yourself a “dream team.”

After all, the only dream team that lived up to the hype starred Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. Now that was a Dream Team.


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.