Are you sure that 6% that went to Scott over Romney were progressives? It's a strange way for progressive to go for ultraconservative (much more so then Romney) candidate like Scott...
Nope, I was just saying that based on the % Crist got among 18-40 year olds, and his margin among 65+ year olds, there is most likely a decent case to be made that a more liberal candidate could have better success in Florida and not really suffer with older voters, as older voters pretty much vote the same way regardless. Of course, "more liberal" is pretty broad - I think more economically liberal or populist even might be better, while not going going overboard on social issues.
I'm not a fan of the perpetual "what we need is a MORE liberal candidate!"
line of thinking (even though I would like a liberal ),
but Democrats have a lot of room to improve among younger FL voters for sure, and what seems like little room left to fall among the older electorate.