Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Marco Rubio: No more Cult of Charlie Crist

in Statewide by

As the Crist-Greer story develops, Marco Rubio isn’t sweating. He tells National Review Online that the Florida GOP’s woes are serious, but a story from the past that damages Crist more than the GOP brand. “Our party turned the corner a couple months ago when John Thrasher was elected chairman,” Rubio says. “We’re now focused on what the GOP is supposed to be about: Promoting ideas that will help us maintain majorities in state government and attain them at the federal level. That’s what we’re back to being. We’re no longer a cult of personality, no longer a party that exists to promote the ambitions of one person at the expense of everyone else.”

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.

Latest from Statewide

Go to Top