The Invisible Primary, 9/14

Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Charlie Crist caught some flak for appointing former aide George LeMieux to Florida's vacant U.S. Senate seat from none other than Rod Blagojevich; Mike Huckabee proclaimed journalism dead; the first major GOP 2012 straw poll looms next weekend at the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC; Tim Pawlenty is trying to position himself on health care and states' rights; and Rick Santorum asked for prayers about his potential 2012 bid.