U.S. Senate candidate Gov. Charlie Crist (I-FL) has the ability to restore the true mantra of the Republican Party. A senate win would seriously question how representative Florida Republican primary voters are to the larger share of republican voters, and whether the Republican Party of Florida as a whole is out of touch with the general electorate. When Crist announced his run as an independent most polls reflected a six point lead over his closest competitor, however the most recent Rasmussen Poll places him at a close second to Republican candidate Mr. Marco Rubio. How could Gov. Crist, or any candidate of a major party, be a dead horse in a primary but rise to the top in an open race?