The Trib's David M. Brown reports that Mark DeSantis has assembled a star-studded phalanx of political operatives.
Among the notables is Neil Newhouse, a national figure whose highlight reel would include an assist in knocking off Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle in 2004.
Nonetheless, some pundit from W & J says:
"It would take a Herculean effort by an opponent to make any significant challenge to Ravenstahl at this time," DiSarro said. "But politics is volatile. There are all sorts of pitfalls between now and November. DeSantis is positioning himself in case Ravenstahl should commit some kind of irreparable misstep."
Herculean. Not Periclean.
At the press conference we totally missed this morning, DeSantis challenged incumbent Luke Ravenstahl to sign five campaign pledges, and to agree to eight debates.
The Comet considers it unlikely that Luke would consent to anything proposed by someone who has The Relationship with President Bush.