Much stagecraft went into Jeb Bush's campaign launch Monday in Miami, including such a lengthy line-up of opening acts that Bush's actual remarks took place more than half an hour late.
The final speaker to fire up the crowd before Bush bounded to the microphone seemed a surprising choice: state Sen. Don Gaetz, the Niceville Republican and former Florida Senate president who doesn't exactly appeal to any of the other groups of voters (women, Hispanics, African Americans) targeted by prior speakers.
But Gaetz delivered some of the best one-liners of the afternoon, attacking President Barack Obama directly -- and Bush rival Marco Rubio indirectly.
"After eight years, we've learned this much: The presidency of the United States does not come with training wheels. The presidency of the United States should not be the first management job you apply for," Gaetz said.