Crist, Rubio Target Disaffected Voters

By Bill Schneider, National Journal - May 7, 2010

Right now, there are two sources of discontent in the country. One is anti-government. The other is anti-politics. Both are on the Florida ballot this year.

The anti-government revolt, led by the tea party movement, has taken over the Republican Party. It is driven by conservative ideological outrage over Big Government -- its spending, bailouts, deficits, and regulations. The movement is not just going after Democrats and moderate Republicans; it's also targeting the Republican establishment.

Both protest movements share disaffection with Democrats but for different reasons.


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