Two political moderates-Maine’s Angus King and Florida’s Jeb Bush—are pushing back against the ideological rigidity of the GOP.

Bush even gives Obama some cover on the economy, which he can use after last week’s “the private sector is doing fine” gaffe.

From the NYT:

“He also said that he doubted any president — no matter who is in office — could do much to improve the economy given the problems elsewhere. “I think we’re in a period here for the next year of pretty slow growth; I don’t see how we get out, notwithstanding who’s president,” he said. “We’ve got major headwinds with Europe and a slow down for Asia as well.

Notwithstanding who’s president–you can be sure the Romney people are heating up the phone lines to Florida even as I type….