I listened to him a few times on TV back when he was doling out the treasury to the banksters. I don't know yet how I feel about him. I'd have to study that. Obviously he's a super smart guy which I love and he's with us on social issues which I adore and he's kinda hot, which is, well, kinda hot.
Even if this was just an advertising scheme, he's smart enough to have learned from it. Whether or not it sunk in would depend on his capacity for empathy which can be faked or mimicked so I've no way of knowing that. I tend to think most political types are merely power hungry so that's what you get to chose from but I'd hope there's some real people in there too. He might be one. Obviously he's the capacity to succeed in pretty much any endeavor he takes on. Seems a pretty powerful character in his own right.
We had various similar "stunts", if you want to call them that, in Florida including walkin' Lawton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawton_Chiles
Chiles embarked upon a 1,003-mile, 91-day walk across Florida from Pensacola to Key West.
and another guy I liked Bob Grahamhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Graham
...trademark was to work a full, eight-hour day at various jobs which represented Florida's constituents. He began his "Workdays" in 1974, ... His jobs have included service as a police officer, busboy, railroad engineer, construction worker, fisherman, garbage man, factory worker, and teacher...
I do prefer the politics of the Ds over the Rs generally but if it was between this R guy and the psueudo D guy Crist, I'd take this R over that D every time.