Charlie Crist, the poster child of what is wrong with politicians are their “say anything” motto to stay in power.
So you still think that Florida Governor and FL US Senate candidate Charlie Crist is still an Independent? Think again. Democrats are thinking of backing Crist in the upcoming Florida US Senate race against GOP candidate Marco Rubio because their own candidate is running a distant third.
Establishment Democrats in Florida, for now, are sticking with Rep. Kendrick Meek, who lags far behind in early general election polls against Crist and Republican Marco Rubio. Yet with Greene promising to drop at least $40 million of his fortune on the primary and pulling neck and neck with Meek in one survey, Sunshine State Democrats are beginning to consider the increasingly realistic prospect that their nominee might be a “meltdown mogul” — one who collects erotic art, had Mike Tyson serve as his best man and once hosted “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss as a house guest.
Faced with such an awkward possibility, many influential Democrats indicated that supporting Crist — who has quickly moved leftward since leaving the GOP — or just remaining quiet would be the better of the unenviable options.
An Independent backed by Democrats, hardly a man of all the people and the “independent” that Crist claims to be. Mark my words, if Crist is backed by Democrats in the upcoming election, he will be beholden to the Democrats. Does that sound independent to anyone?
Far be it from an “independent” opportunist like Crist to take advantage of a crisis. Crist looks to make hay with the recent BP oil spill and the offshore drilling issue. However, even though support for offshore drilling has cooled in Florida since the crisis according to a recent poll, Crist once again looks like the “I was for it, before I was against it” political opportunist that he is.
When it comes to Charlie Crist, the man will say anything to get elected. However, it’s not just Crist that will do anything to stay in power, Democrats are right in line as well for even pondering the support of the so-called Independent man. It’s not about the people, it is about his political career and survival. Isn’t this exactly the kind of politician that American are fed up with in 2010?