Apr
29
2010

One pre-emptive Crist observation.

[UPDATE]: Welcome, Instapundit readers.

If Crist really does declare an independent run this afternoon Sen. Cornyn of the NRSC will wind up looking foolish, true. Only thing is, Sen Menendez of the DSCC is going to end up looking even worse. He’s the one who recruited a candidate that Rasmussen has in third in a GOP split and who PPP reports is less popular than Crist. And now the DSCC actually has to go all-in on a bad fundraiser and an uninspiring candidate*.  That’s bad enough in a year where they’re playing offense – which is to say, a year that’s not 2010.  In short, the Democrats could have been walking into this the presumptive winner.  Instead, they’re even now trying to figure out how to torpedo Charlie Crist themselves in order to maintain their shot at the seat.

Oops?

Moe Lane

*Not that the DSCC has very many inspiring ones this cycle, either.  But Kendrick Meek is especially noteworthy in his blandness.

Crossposted to RedState.

4 Comments

  • elaine says:

    One issue I didn’t understand is that Crist is said to be jumping ship due to weak fundraising against Rubio. Frankly, I can’t see how running as an independent improves his chances of getting more campaign contributions. In a political climate where those who stand only for themselves are likely to be swept away, Crist’s blatant concern for his own entitlement to the open senate seat in Florida is particularly galling.

  • Bruce says:

    Racist! Your use of subtly racist terms like “blandness” almost got past me. Of course, suggesting that Sen. Menendez made a mistake makes you anti-Hispanic as well.

    PS. I’m not sure. It might be that you are a Nazi for your comments. I can’t keep up. Let’s just call you a racist Nazi to cover all the bases.

  • Carol says:

    Meek is an awful candidate. Now Jeff Greene, baggage and all, has jumped in on the Dem side. Crist is toast, Meek is a non-starter, Greene, well he’s Greene, and Rubio is going to my new Senator. If nothing else, my state is entertaining.

  • Fat Man says:

    Crist will finish third in the three way race, with less than 10% of the vote. He will run out of money and essentially close down his campaign in mid September.

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