8. I think Jebbie would get trounced in the GE in that case.
He's pally-pal with FL's most-corrupt governor in my lifetime and FL's favored-son junior Senator who it seems might not be squeaky-clean either.
So I think you might be right that this is chaos-by-design but they've got to have a better plan than another Bush. Hell if they want to get beaten that badly and start pulling skeletons from closets and corrupt houses of cards down on their own heads they might as well run Neil instead.
Really I think it was chaos by design but it got away from them...all of their step-in saviors are fairly soiled now. Walker's probably not going to make it to November without getting indicted. Scott's about the same. Christie seems to have finally evoked the ire of Garden Staters. Jeb's a Bush. Who else? Jindal: dimwit. Kasich: loser. Palin: vapid unlikable twit. We're pretty far down the bench at this point unless they want to start looking at moderate-populists whose appeal is their distance from the base: Pataki or the such?