Crist, Party of One

April 16, 2010

TAMPA — Thanks to two events yesterday, the question of whether Florida’s RINO governor Charlie Crist will run for the U.S. Senate as an independent has gone from a long-running and mildly-diverting speculation to a likelihood.

The exercise was always pointless. Crist already is an independent, regardless of where he appears on the ballot. He has about as much chance of defeating conservative former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in the Republican primary in August as I have of being selected Miss America. All polls show him way behind Rubio. The most recent Rasmussen has him losing to Rubio by slightly more than two to one.

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