National Review has a story today on the possibility of Roger Stone – former Nixon “black arts” guy and all around egomaniac – running for Florida Governor. Stone’s would be a libertarian, third-party challenge to incumbent Republican governor Rick Scott and the eventual Democratic nominee (presumably Charlie Crist at this point).
Such a challenge would likely pull votes away from Gov. Rick Scott, since the conventional wisdom is that most libertarians are disaffected Republicans – much like Mr. Stone himself.
While there’s nothing wrong with candidates running to prove a point, Mr. Stone is known for his extreme vanity and ability to stay in the news well past his prime in politics. If he runs, it’ll all be about him…which we guess is little different than most politicians. Stone serves largely as a sound bite machine and troublemaker rather than a serious political commentator at present.
Read the full story from National Review after the jump.