(Politics365) — The throngs of enthusiastic political junkies and weary poll watchers are left scratching their heads in bewilderment at what is making Kendrick Meek (D) tick. Poll after poll coming out of Florida shows the U.S. Senate race settled by conventional political standards. Every major poll since a Labor Day weekend CNN survey shows Meek unable to budge past 25% against Republican nominee Marco Rubio or current Gov. Charlie Crist. Crist’s sudden switch from longtime Republican to self-saving Independent may be serving a steady dampening blow to Meek’s Senate aspirations. At some point, observers murmur, Meek should have dropped out already. It’s a point of contention among some Democratic strategists who pulled from the contest a long time ago, leaving the 44-year old Congressman struggling to emerge from political trenches.