Next governor of Florida: Charlie Crist?

The St. Petersburg Times’ latest Insider Poll surveyed 98 people immersed in Florida politics – consultants, lobbyists, fundraisers, activists – and 49 percent predicted Crist would run, including 56 percent of the Democratic insider and 45 percent of the Republicans.

No, it’s not a majority, but it’s nonetheless astounding so many people see Crist trying for a comeback run against Rick Scott.

“Charlie the narcissist is desperate to get back to the limelight….He’s running – for something. Governor would be most likely. Represents his best shot at some self-fabricated notion of redemption,” said one Republican not especially fond of The People’s Governor.

Others thought his best shot would be Congress.