“We’d love to have Sarah Palin’s endorsement,” said Harris, who’s worked for several GOP heavyweights, including Jeb Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and John McCain. Palin, said Todd Harris, would energize the party base and help Rubio raise money.
OK, so far, so good.
After all, Rubio is gunning for the senate seat that Gov. Charlie Crist wants, and his chief strategy is to feed long-held concerns that Crist isn’t conservative enough. Getting Palin on his side would certainly help there.
But here’s the thing: Over the summer, Harris wasn’t nearly so enthusiastic about Palin and her political appeal.
When Palin abruptly resigned her job as governor, Harris said she was on the verge of becoming the “Miami Vice of American politics: Something a lot of people once thought was cool and then 20 years later look back, shake their heads and just kind of laugh.” Read the rest of this story here.