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HuffPo lays groundwork for Jeb Bush in 2012

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Simon Rosenberg is the most bullish of Democratic strategists. The former Clinton administration official and head of the young non-profit group NDN has been the chief proponent of the belief that Barack Obama’s election produced the opportunity for a “30-to-40-year era of Democratic dominance.” A specialist in the political habits of different demographic groups (specifically Hispanics), he insists that, absent a drastic makeover, the GOP risks cementing itself “as irrelevant to the 21st century.” Sagging poll numbers and policy setbacks…

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Washington Post: For Charlie Crist, dark days in the Sunshine State primary

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It was precisely the sort of event that Gov. Charlie Crist loves: a nonpartisan, non-ideological chance to boost Florida, its people and its weather. Yet it was also a moment rooted in partisanship: a news conference on Tuesday capping an effort by leaders from around Tampa Bay to persuade Republicans to bring their national convention here in 2012. With Crist in a tough Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat, this would have been the perfect occasion for tossing some…

Keep Reading Is Florida still a political swing state?

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From I don’t know that I’d make too much of this Mason-Dixon poll in Florida which has very bad numbers for Democrats across the board — Mason-Dixon, although a strong pollster, has had a pretty significant red-leaning house effect for the past couple of cycles and there aren’t any recent trendlines to look at on the health care or Bill Nelson numbers. But, it would stand to reason that Obama’s 2012 strategy may not be able to bank on…

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