It's hard to believe that Republicans could find more of a yawner candidate to run for the U.S. Senate against Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson than George LeMieux, but they managed to find one anyway.
U. S. Rep. Connie Mack IV is even putting the most hopeful Republicans to sleep. They're getting desperate and some want another candidate altogether.
When he first entered the race, it generated so much excitement that another candidate just dropped out of the race. That left less than dazzling former Sen. "Stand-In" George LeMieux, the Charlie Crist hopeful placeholder in 2010. Crist lost to Marco Rubio, leaving LeMieux with nothing better to do than actually running, this time against Nelson.
However, if you're in Florida, lately it's been hard to remember there's actually a Republican in the race, much less two of them, and that's good news for Bill Nelson.
Mack's most recent effort to try to hurt not only Nelson, but President Obama on oil policy and gas prices fell flat, much like gas prices did.
Last week, Mack appeared at a gas station in St. Petersburg, Florida to stomp his feet in public feigned outrage because gas prices were so high, and he even penned a "letter" to the President in protest.
What Mack didn't mention in that letter was that he made sure he searched and located the gas station with the highest price at the pump in the area at which to publicly conduct said tantrum. While he wrote that gas was soaring over $4 a gallon, gas prices actually dropped below $4 that weekend, and the station selling for $4.19 mentioned in the letter was the only one that high. A quick search on any gas price website debunked Mack's letter before he had time to send it out as a press release.
Way to go, Sherlock!
Yes, there's a reason why not only the news media in the screen shot above have a hard time recognizing Connie Mack IV.
It takes more than just a name to run on.
Screen shot: MSNBC