Open thread: Shameless careerist ready to “fight the machine” or something

posted at 4:52 pm on April 29, 2010 by Allahpundit

Coming at 5 p.m. ET to a cable network near you, Charlie Crist explains the deep, principled opposition to our decadent two-party system that he suddenly developed, like, two weeks ago. How cynically repulsive is this party switch? Repulsive enough to have David Frum suddenly waving the banner of tea-party darling Marco Rubio. No foolin’:

The center right has got to hold together. We cannot afford more NY-23s. In all but the most extreme circumstances, the rule has to be that those who participate in a party contest abide by the results of that process. It’s one thing if the race is Lieberman v. Lamont, and what’s at issue is success or failure in war. I used that comparison in a tweet today, but it does not stand up to scrutiny: the differences between Crist and Rubio are much more differences in tone, temperament, and personality. Had Crist prevailed in the Florida Republican primary, he would have had every valid reason to expect Rubio to support the outcome. The reverse should have held true.

Top Republicans are naturally demanding their money back from Crist today; true to venal form, he’s returning donations pro-rated. Why do that given the bad press it’s going to stir up for him? Because he has no choice. The well is running dry:

[O]ne Florida source with knowledge of the Republican money game argued that Crist is badly underestimating the number of refunds that will be asked for/demanded. If it’s $1 million then Crist can weather it; if it’s $3 million (or more) that is a problem. The other piece of the money puzzle for Crist is how he can raise enough money — in addition to what he has already collected — to be competitive in such a pricey state in which to run for office. Crist will undoubtedly keep some of his closest money men (and women) but we are talking about a $15 million plus endeavor for a serious general election campaign and it’s not yet clear how he can get to that number. It’s also worth remembering that Crist has never in his political career had to worry about being outspent; he had been, until very recently, one of the pre-eminent fundraisers in the GOP.

The other question o’ the day is whether he can win. Larry Sabato thinks he’s got a slim chance, but check the math in this post by Ben Smith. To have a credible shot, he needs 35 percent of Republicans and 30 percent of Democrats, which almost certainly isn’t happening. Which brings me to Jay Cost’s spot-on analysis on why Crist is simply insane to run this year instead of cooling off and trying again in 2012. Some of it overlaps with things I’ve been saying lately, but the point about strategic voting bears quoting:

Remember the New Jersey governor’s race? Independent Christopher Daggett was polling at 10%, but only got 5.8% on Election Day. There’s a reason for that. American elections are winner take all, which makes it very difficult for third parties to thrive. Once voters catch wind that a vote for a third party candidate is a waste, they’ll bail on that candidate. This suggests that Crist is going to have to “defeat” either Marco Rubio or Kendrick Meek prior to Election Day. Now, how do you suppose he’s going to do that? He hasn’t been able to defeat Rubio yet. That means he will have to nullify Meek. I’m skeptical he’ll be able to do that. As an African American, Meek can expect strong support from the roughly 14% of the electorate that is black. That’s one big problem. Another big problem is that Crist will first have to get the Democratic Party establishment to get behind him, and the White House is refusing to take his calls. With good reason. They’re banking that Crist will siphon off just enough votes from Rubio to elect Meek. And anyway, with Roland Burris leaving the upper chamber next year, there might not be a single African American Senator in the 112th Congress. Can the Democratic establishment really turn its back on Meek – for Charlie Crist of all people? No way!

Independent candidates simply don’t win true three-way elections, and cynical, careerist, opportunistic, lying candidates really don’t win in a political climate like 2010. This guy is virtually the antithesis of the tea-party ethos — ironically, given the media blather about tea partiers embracing third parties — and yet he’s betting his political future that he can overcome it all and squeak through. I’ll give him this: He’s got balls. But not much else. Stand by for video.

Update: MSNBC’s got a live feed. Commenters are telling me the presser’s been pushed back to 5:30.

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huh? is he for or against offshore drilling?

Joe Caps on April 29, 2010 at 5:56 PM

He was for… until a week ago when he decided to run Independent and now he’s against.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Crist – “I got shafted by my Porkulus buddy.”

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

JetBoy…

…DINNER IS SERVED!!!

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

“I love democracy….we’re the land of the free….we can disagree without being disagreeable….”

It’s like a roll call of empty platitudes.

amerpundit on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

So,he claims he`s got a SOUL!!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Charlie Crist: I’ll be with you forevah!! *kissy face*

Emily M. on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Don’t forget to “flip the switch.”

https://www.marcorubio.com/fliptheswitch/

fiatboomer on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Crist/Edwards ’12!!!!!

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

gag… boring.

upinak on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

So,he claims he`s got a SOUL!!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

The Devil doesn’t take American Express.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Charlie Crist: I’ll be with you forevah!! *kissy face*

Emily M. on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

That was creepy. Like… ex-boyfriend stalker creepy.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Yeah, that’s a real fired up teacher’s union, rent-a-crowd you got there Charlie. It’s a good omen.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

terryannonline on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

OT: Obama is clueless. He sent a SWAT team to the leaking oil rig. (Eyeroll).

andy85719 on April 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Jetboy, time for the happy hat meal.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM

That was creepy. Like… ex-boyfriend stalker creepy.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

He should’ve shown up in drag.

Emily M. on April 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM

Yeah, that’s a real fired up teacher’s union, rent-a-crowd you got there Charlie. It’s a good omen.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

For those of us not there, at least.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM

What a crappy speech he made.

It felt good to make my donation to Marco Rubio at the exact same time that Crist was making his speech.

Go Rubio!!

texasconserv on April 29, 2010 at 6:00 PM

The Devil doesn’t take American Express.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

You need a Visa to get into Hell ?

William Amos on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

JetBoy…

…DINNER IS SERVED!!!

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

I feel like I’ve just been dumped from a long relationship.

Well, vote at that poll in my screenname and lemme kno what to do. The vid will go up Monday. I’m out.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Worst “maverick” speech evah!

Levinite on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

aloha.. waiting on that email from ya.

upinak on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Edible hat, bro. I’ve got your back.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

That was creepy. Like… ex-boyfriend stalker creepy.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

Totally.

“Nah, babe, I swear I love you and will be with you forever. Them other girl’s got nothin’ on you. Please babe, you gotta trust me, I’ve never loved someone like I love you, girl. I swear. It’s all for you. I’d do anything for you, babe.”

Abby Adams on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

JetBoy…

…DINNER IS SERVED!!!

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

MadisonConservative:Oh boy,it begins!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Crist is a weak man.

kmarie on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

You need a Visa to get into Hell ?

William Amos on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

It’s everywhere you want to be….

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Don’t forget…help me out and click my name there and vote on what I should do in the poll.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

I hope you’re counting all of the “real hat” votes (in both categories) against the “edible hat” ones.

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Well, vote at that poll in my screenname and lemme kno what to do. The vid will go up Monday. I’m out.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Your poll don’t count. :P 2-3 1×2 pieces of hat like you said.

Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

Good luck. Use sauce or something.

And at least you are true to your word!

upinak on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Seriously, I do feel bad for JetBoy. I know what it’s like to have a politician I’ve believed in let me down big time.

amerpundit on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Jetboy, I’ll share my lemon roasted pork ternderloin and roasted red potatoes with you. You may eat your hat either before or after your meal.

speed911 on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

These are my principles. If you don’t like them … well … I have plenty of others.
- Groucho Charlie Crist

MB4 on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Sorry Jetboy!!!

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM

JetBoy, my daughter made my Grandson a pirate hat cake for his B-Day.I didn’t hear anyone say yours had to be wearable…..

sandee on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM
Enoxo on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Hardasses need to have a drink and relax.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM

The political system is broken says charlie

Joe Caps on April 29, 2010 at 5:54 PM

And he knows it’s broken, because he isn’t winning. If the system worked the way it’s supposed to, the Republican nomination would be his. That Senate seat is Charlie’s by right, you dumb peons!!! How dare you even think about voting for that usurper Rubio!

AZCoyote on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM

I let you off the hook jetboy. Just drop a donation to the Rubio campaign…save a hat.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM

I’m gettin’ drunk tonight.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Crist isn’t worth it.

INC on April 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM

I hope you’re counting all of the “real hat” votes (in both categories) against the “edible hat” ones.

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

Yeah, I don’t understand what yer saying there…I doubt anyone would vote for half an edible hat…The other two are different. Meh, it’s my hat, my poll :P

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Jeb Bush rips Crist:

I am not surprised. This decision is not about policy or principles. It’s about what he believes is inpolitical self-interest.

Via Politico’s Josh Kraushaar.

amerpundit on April 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

Charlie Crist: I’ll be with you forevah!!

Emily M. on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Like some kind of venereal infection.

MB4 on April 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Seriously, I do feel bad for JetBoy. I know what it’s like to have a politician I’ve believed in let me down big time.

amerpundit on April 29, 2010 at 6:02 PM

John McCained here 2008

William Amos on April 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Well, vote at that poll in my screenname and lemme kno what to do. The vid will go up Monday. I’m out.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:01 PM

I voted ‘other’ because I think you should eat a stovepipe hat to symbolize your loyalty to the party of Abraham Lincoln! :D

Emily M. on April 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

You set up two options for “real hat” and one for “edible hat.” That gives edible hat an unfair advantage.

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

I’m gettin’ drunk tonight.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Crist isn’t worth it.

INC on April 29, 2010 at 6:05 PM

As long as JetBoy isn’t driving, getting drunk is worth it.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

That reminds me…yesterday Crist called is ‘confidants’ out and out liars, saying he never phoned them to tell them his decision. I’m guessing that was a lie.

AUINSC on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Do you have a fetish for seeing guys actually eat inedible things, or what?

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Blender?

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Do you have a fetish for seeing guys actually eat inedible things, or what?

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Its my Constitutional right!

El_Terrible on April 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

It is rumored that Harald Stassen is also expected to join the Florida race which would make it a four way contest.

MB4 on April 29, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Yeah, I don’t understand what yer saying there…I doubt anyone would vote for half an edible hat…The other two are different. Meh, it’s my hat, my poll :P

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

I feel bad. When you defend somebody like that it seems as if you should get a better reward for your loyalty.

But regardless, the lesson here is universal. Human beings are notoriously unreliable – politicians more than most. Palinistas in particular should remember that.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

CHRIST———————-AWOL!!!!!!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 5:42 PM
=========================================

Uh, given the fact that CHRIST IS ON THE CROSS dying for YOUR SINS, he IS UNABLE TO FACEPALM at the moment as a result of your post.

Charlie Crist? On his way to Purgatory as we speak….

victor82 on April 29, 2010 at 5:52 PM

victor82: Yes,I knopw Christ died for our sins!!

I immediately apologized,and again,sorry!!:)
========================================================
========================================================

Wrong name,apologies,its Crist!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 5:44 PM

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Do you have a fetish for seeing guys actually eat inedible things, or what?

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Rule number 3: If you make a bet and lose, pay up.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

You set up two options for “real hat” and one for “edible hat.” That gives edible hat an unfair advantage.

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:07 PM

You really want Jetboy to choke to death on a REAL HAT? Maybe an abdominal obstruction? Surgery? Over an internet prediction that he made?

Please, get over it. Jet’s a stand up guy, and he’ll follow through on whatever the vote tally is, but for God’s sake don’t make him suffer physical pain or possible death over this.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Oh Jetboy…..I hear the dinner bell!

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Hillary Clinton, ever more dissatisfied with the role Obama has had her in, is reported to be checking the residence requirements for running for the senate seat in Florida.

MB4 on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Consequences:

Over at the Republican Party of Florida headquarters, change is in the air in anticipation that Gov. Charlie Crist will announce he is going independent in his U.S. Senate bid later today.

For starters, Crist personnel will lose access to the building, and their air cards and cells will be deactivated. We hear the governor’s communications staff is leaving along with some lower-level folks, but no official word on campaign manager Eric Eikenberg. All references to Crist are being scrubbed from the party’s Web site, and any brochures, stickers, or other campaign literature will be tossed. The portrait of the governor — paid for by Jim Greer’s hand-picked man, Delmar Johnson – will be removed.

Crist’s campaign technically moved out of RPOF headquarters months ago, when Greer resigned as chairman of the party. But two political consultants who have recently worked for him — Rich Heffley and Jim Rimes– rent space within the building. Heffley says he hasn’t worked for Crist in some time, and Rimes is leaving Crist’s employ, we’re told.

Crist will also lose access to the massive database of voter registrations that the RPOF makes available to GOP candidates, known as the Voter Vault. That’s big.

Then there’s the cable and Internet connections in the Governor’s Mansion. Apparently, the RPOF pays for it, and that service will get cut off immediately.

INC on April 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Palinistas in particular should remember that.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

If Palin doesn’t win the ’12 primary I’ll eat my wife’s German Chocolate Cake.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

So,he claims he`s got a SOUL!!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 5:58 PM
————————–
The Devil doesn’t take American Express.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 5:59 PM

steveegg:LOL:)

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Me? I’m not making him do anything. He can do whatever he wants.

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Poor Jetboy….it’s like watching the Wizard of Oz and finding out the great wizard is Van Jones or waking up in the middle of the night and walking downstairs to see your PARENTS wrapping the presents that Santa was supposed to bring you or, well, putting all your eggs and a hat in one basket for an orange man with no moral compass.

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

What an enormous dumbass.

He must be insane, that’s the only answer that’s even remotely possible.

Rebar on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

I’m gettin’ drunk tonight.

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

JetBoy: Don`t Do It!!:)

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Yeah, I don’t understand what yer saying there…I doubt anyone would vote for half an edible hat…The other two are different. Meh, it’s my hat, my poll :P

JetBoy on April 29, 2010 at 6:06 PM

dude, did you see that recommendation i made for the Ben n’ Jerry’s Vermonster earlier today?

I think if you can pound that baby down then you’ll be good to go.

ted c on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

I’ll settle for a cake made of wet cat food….

HornetSting on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Blender?

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2010 at 6:08 PM

Only if it’s a Blend-Tec!

Will It Blend? That is the question.

(music)

JetBoy here swore to eat his hat if Charlie Crist went independent on his run for the Senate. It looks like the Oompa Loompa let him down. But, a hat is pretty hard to get down on its own. So we’re going to use the Blend-Tec blender to ease the blow.

(puts hat, ice, and oranges in blender)

I think I’ll use the “beat” setting.

(whirr noises as hat is reduced to a disappointment smoothie)

RINO smoke! Don’t breathe this!

(hands JetBoy the slurpee of defeat)

JetBoy: Tastes like betrayal.

(end music)

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

INC on April 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM

I can hear Yule Brenner saying, “So it has been said, so it shall be done”

Elizabetty on April 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Is he leaving the party totally, or just not running as a Republican candidate?

Or are they one in the same?

As in, can he still be the Republican Governor of Florida who is running for US Senate as an independent?

Abby Adams on April 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

Please, get over it. Jet’s a stand up guy, and he’ll follow through on whatever the vote tally is, but for God’s sake don’t make him suffer physical pain or possible death over this.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Agreed, but I just couldn’t go with “suffered enough” ’cause that doesnt make for very good video.

Sorry Jet, but good on you for follow through!

JusDreamin on April 29, 2010 at 6:16 PM

You really want Jetboy to choke to death on a REAL HAT? Maybe an abdominal obstruction? Surgery? Over an internet prediction that he made?

Please, get over it. Jet’s a stand up guy, and he’ll follow through on whatever the vote tally is, but for God’s sake don’t make him suffer physical pain or possible death over this.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Yeah. Too many people here seem addicted to “Jackass”.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM

I have to give JetBoy credit for paying paying off his bet. In the same spirit, I, hereby, withdraw my “Other” vote in his poll.

Charlie Crist isn’t worth a 10X Stetson!

FloridaBill on April 29, 2010 at 6:17 PM

Going out with a whimper instead of a bang. Anyone know what he did before he became a politican? Any marketable skills?

a capella on April 29, 2010 at 6:19 PM

jetboy buys a pig named Hat, STAT

phreshone on April 29, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Palinistas in particular should remember that.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

TheUnrepentantGeek:But,if your a SarahCudian,does it still
apply!

canopfor on April 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

If Palin doesn’t win the ‘12 primary I’ll eat my wife’s German Chocolate Cake.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Bets: Successfully hedged. Well played sir.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 29, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Hopefully, this will be the first of many disappointments for jetboy as his beloved RINOs bite the dust. Just become a Dim jetboy. It’s a better fit for you.

bw222 on April 29, 2010 at 6:21 PM

That’s Game, Set & Match!

It’s over.

Solly, Charlie.

GoldenEagle4444 on April 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

First John Cornyn backed Specter, then Crist. It’s time for this fool to step down as the head of the NRSC.

bw222 on April 29, 2010 at 6:22 PM

Rubio’s contribution site seems to be down.

fiatboomer on April 29, 2010 at 6:23 PM

I predict Mitt to run third party after he loses the primary. Its what RIno’s do

unseen on April 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

I think every republican in the country should send Crist’ campaign a demand for $25 – $50 return of their donation. When his campaign says that you didn’t donate, say, “Yes, I did, and I want my money back.” This should drag them through the gutter a little bit.

TimothyJ on April 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Then there’s the cable and Internet connections in the Governor’s Mansion. Apparently, the RPOF pays for it, and that service will get cut off immediately.

INC on April 29, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Awesome.

amerpundit on April 29, 2010 at 6:25 PM

If Palin doesn’t win the ‘12 primary I’ll eat my wife’s German Chocolate Cake.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Here’s hoping you go hungry.

bw222 on April 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM

If Palin doesn’t win the ‘12 primary I’ll eat my wife’s German Chocolate Cake.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

I want in on that action.

steveegg on April 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM

TimothyJ on April 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

That’s already happening. Crist has said he’ll return donations on a “pro-rated” basis.

speed911 on April 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Indeed.

To prevent that, I suggest making a hat out of bacon. Crispy…crispy…bacon.

Slublog on April 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2010 at 6:15 PM

I think the addition of oranges is a stroke of brilliance. Jetboy hasn’t thought those jokes were funny in the past but it will serve him well in this case. I am still nervous about what it could do to him.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2010 at 6:29 PM

I predict Mitt to run third party after he loses the primary. Its what RIno’s do

unseen on April 29, 2010 at 6:24 PM

Nah, some RINOs aren’t completely self-centered and stupid.

deidre on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Which brings me to Jay Cost’s spot-on analysis on why Crist is simply insane to run this year instead of cooling off and trying again in 2012.

I can’t remember where I’d heard this, Fox News, or Hannity, but I heard Crist has contact with Rahm, and recently. I commented last week, that I felt Crist was betraying the GOP, and working for the Dems. I don’t know the why, other than to say out of spite, or retribution, or perhaps, he’s come to the epiphany, that deep down, he’s a liberal. That said…he’s dirty!!! I firmly believe he’s working covertly for the Dems now.

capejasmine on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Crist has said he’ll return donations on a “pro-rated” basis.

speed911 on April 29, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Does anyone have any idea what that means? Sounds shady to me.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

I live in Tampa, and we subscribe to the St. Pete Times, a liberal rag and Charlie’s hometown newspaper. It will be interesting to see whom they endorse when they have to pick between the liberal black guy and the hometown guy who took on the eviiiil Republican machine.

I am guessing they, along with the teacher’s union, will back Kendrick Meeks.

Of course, the pisser will be if this becomes NY-23, and FL ends up with another Obamabot as Senator.

The funny thing is that Charlie arranged a sham marriage to a NY social climber to quiet those Crist-is-gay rumors. Wonder how she will like being married to a guy who has no job, very little net worth and will be a pariah, especially if he ends up helping the Democrats.

Anyone want to take an over/under on Charlie’s vote haul? Do I hear 10%?

JR

johnboy on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

Isn’t there a Libertarian candidate running as well? The Right seems eager to cannibalize itself if their own choice doesn’t get nominated.

Speedwagon82 on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

JetBoy, my daughter made my Grandson a pirate hat cake for his B-Day.I didn’t hear anyone say yours had to be wearable…..

sandee on April 29, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Hat Cake is acceptable.

So’s Old Hat whiskey…

Skywise on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

But regardless, the lesson here is universal. Human beings are notoriously unreliable – politicians more than most. Palinistas in particular should remember that.

TheUnrepentantGeek on April 29, 2010 at 6:11 PM

Here is a question for you out of mitt and Palin which seems more likely to go 3rd party if they lose the primary?

I think the RINO MITT would go independent in a heartbeat if polls show he might win.

unseen on April 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM

“Balls”? How ridiculous. He’s sick. And done for.

rrpjr on April 29, 2010 at 6:34 PM

Does anyone have any idea what that means? Sounds shady to me.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2010 at 6:33 PM

It’s ridiculous. It’s as if his supporters should believe he was reliably Republican until today.

But what’s one more bit of foolishness from Charlie Crist? With any luck, he’ll secure his inconsequential place on the margin after today, right where he belongs.

Kensington on April 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM

I do not understand how anyone from either party affiliation could support anyone like that. I mean at the very least he is a blatant liar.

shar61 on April 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

If Palin doesn’t win the ‘12 primary I’ll eat my wife’s German Chocolate Cake.

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:14 PM

Here’s hoping you go hungry.

bw222 on April 29, 2010 at 6:26 PM

Blasphemer!!!!! /s

portlandon on April 29, 2010 at 6:36 PM

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