Reading some of the coverage of last night’s Crist/Rubio Fox News debate, and the coverage of the race in general, just makes me think about things that cannot be discussed.
One of the real issues in voters’ minds must be the recent poor track record of beard-loving closet cases. Setting aside homophobia, there’s a real practical issue of whether someone like Crist, who seems more of a Massa/Craig style of closet case than the Lindsey Graham model, will be caught in some airport restroom during his first term.
The other issue is that the role of a Republican Senator from the South could be accomplished by some form of trained animal. It merely requires voting against anything that comes to the floor and taking one’s turn blocking appointments and threatening filibuster.
Instead of confronting these two issues, we get questions about whether Florida should have a sales tax or higher user fees, a real hot topic in recent Senate debates.