Florida's Early Primary a Springboard for a Jeb for President?
While Jeb is still denying presidential aspirations (not that anyone believes him - we just believe he's waiting get some space between himself and his brother's disastrous unpopularity), the Congress Quarterly wonders whether Florida's new, early primary date might tempt him to change course.
He would be virtually guaranteed to win the state in a hypothetical presidential primary and that would instantly be enough to catapult him into the top tier as far as convention delegates are concerned.
Personally, I don't believe it. I do believe he is getting ready to run for president, but that he is waiting until 2012 to run against a President Obama/Clinton/Edwards. He was already a top contender for the nomination - had he jumped in - and this change in the nominating schedule does not change that, nor does it change the dynamics that make a Jeb 2008 victory all but impossible.