U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio has been hammering his rival, Gov. Charlie Crist, for failing to be sufficiently opposed to the new health care legislation. Crist, in turn, has tried to make his displeasure with the vote abundantly clear.
Though former Gov. Jeb Bush has taken more than one shot at Crist lately, he defended him in an interview yesterday on FOX News: "I know that Governor Crist is advocating repeal of the bill. I know he opposed the bill that passed yesterday,'' Bush said.
Bush said Attorney General Bill McCollum took the "right approach" in filing a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the legislation, and he predicted the vote would hurt Democrats in the 2010 election. "I think there's going to be a massive uprising against this government takeover of our lives,'' he said.
Bush also restated his opinion that Crist's support for President Obama's economic stimulus plan was a "huge mistake.''
A new Rasmussen poll shows Rubio cruising even further ahead of Crist, 56 to 34 percent.