11/04/2010 04:29 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bush Machine Brings It On

The GOP's Florida Senate win is very much about Jeb Bush's 2012 presidential chances. Marco Rubio probably owes Jeb -- who did all he could to undermine Charlie Crist -- more than he owes the tea party. Couple that with George W. Bush's emerging rehabilitation campaign and you've got a scenario for Jeb to rise as the Republican establishment's best hope to sideline Sarah Palin. Did President Obama's "shellacking," as he describes it, pave the way for another Bush?

Craig blogs daily for CQ Roll Call