What a great day. One of the chief rino's, Mel Martinez, announced he is retiring from the Senate. Goodbye Mel you were never a republican anyway Mr. amnesty for illegals. With this great news Floridians have reason to hope for a positive outcome as we have some strong conservatives who could run for the seat. Jeb's name has to be mentioned, he was the best governor Florida ever had. Crist can't hold a candle to Jeb. State Representative and former speaker of the Florida House Marco Rubio is a hard-right leaning republican with a bright future. Congressman Cliff Stearns from Ocala has long been one of the most conservative members of the House. Attorney General Bill McCollum (who lost the Senate race in 2000 to Bill Nelson), has strong credentials. Those would be the top four contenders. Others to consider may be:Charles Bronson (Agriculture Comm), Jeff Kottkamp(Lt. Gov., no thanks, no Crist water carriers), Congressman Adam Putnam, Congressman Connie Mack, and Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty. The democrats will probably run Alex Sink, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, Dan Gelber, Buddy Dyer, or the biggest loser of them all, Robert Wexler. All beatable. Floridians do have reason to be excited maybe us conservatives can steal a seat back.