Schwarzenegger: Charlie Crist for Senate!

posted at 6:03 pm on October 12, 2010 by Allahpundit

I can imagine a case where a (nominal) Republican might feel duty-bound to support an independent over the GOP candidate. If the Republican nominee was egregiously unqualified or held some sort of objectionable policy position and the indie was principled and extremely personally impressive, the balance in that race would shift. Note to Schwarzenegger: This is not that race.

I blame the weed.

The governor, a fierce independent who many Republican candidates would run from this year, tweeted: “I endorse Gov @charliecristfl for Senate. Great leader, works with both parties, and our country needs someone like him in DC right now.”

Mr. Crist (7,183 followers) tweeted back to his bud Mr. Schwarzenegger (1,814,804 followers): @Schwarzenegger – “I’m honored to receive your endorsement. Thank you for the kind words my friend.”

I assume Arnold’s preparing to announce his formal Bloombergian break with the GOP, as there’s simply no earthly reason for a Republican to support a weasel in human form over Rubio. I’m frankly amazed at the sheer balls it took to claim that Charlie Crist — Charlie Crist — is the sort of guy America needs in D.C. right now. He’s the precise opposite, an unmoored opportunist committed to nothing except advancing his career. No candidate this year better embodies the slick, say-anything “professional politician” at which so many tea partiers recoil. And yet here’s Schwarzenegger mindlessly blessing him simply because he’s a self-styled centrist. Does anyone doubt that if Crist saw a path to victory by running to Rubio’s right or Meek’s left, he’d do it in an instant? There’s your “great leader” for you.

Even as I write that, PPP is trumpeting a new poll finding that if Meek dropped out, a two-way Rubio/Crist race would stand at … 46/46. Alternate headline: “Blogger wets pants.” Exit question: Charlie Crist has only 7,000+ Twitter followers? What?

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Arnold’s has been in the Kennedy’s pants for years…both figuratively and…

right2bright on October 13, 2010 at 1:47 AM

Asta la vista, Arnie.

Sad. I prefer to remember Conan the Milton Friedman fan.

This is all too much. I think I may cry. Excuse me, I have to watch a crappy 80s action movie now.

Merovign on October 13, 2010 at 3:33 AM

Has been RINO politician endorses washed up RINO politician? Nothing newsworthy to see here. Maybe Murky, Mikey, Arnie and Charlie should form a PAC and call it LOSERS United Against the Will of the People PAC.

Done That on October 13, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Gotta give it up for Darth Shriver. She successfully turned him to the dark side. Kudos, I guess.

Pablo Snooze on October 13, 2010 at 10:06 AM

Remember … he sleeps with a Kennedy !!!

aniladesai on October 13, 2010 at 11:10 AM

He’s just a girlie man.

unclesmrgol on October 13, 2010 at 12:38 PM