Crist Should Do the Right Thing

by Sal on March 10, 2010

in Election 2010,Politics

Charlie Crist didn’t have to get on the bad side of Conservatives.  True, most Conservatives knew he was a moderate, and most Conservatives knew that he would be somewhat of a RINO, but after the thrashing Republicans got in the elections last year, they may have been willing to put up with a Charlie Crist.  The turning point came when Crist was seen hugging Obama and touting the biggest piece of pork ever implemented by any congress, the stimulus.  Now, Crist is way behind Marco Rubio in the polls, and absent some major scandal involving Rubio, will likely lose the Florida GOP primary.

Talk has been that he will run as an independent, but some polls (disclaimer:  Axis of Right does not consider Public Policy Polling to have a track record or methodology that is yet highly accurate) even make that possibility seem like a long shot.  Crist should do the honorable thing and bow out now, or wait out the primary results and then step aside gracefully.  He could continue on as Governor until November, work to rebuild his reputation, and then consider a run for higher office in another year.  If he runs as an independent, however, he is through and Conservatives and Republicans alike will never give him another shot.  So do the right thing Charlie, and give it up.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike March 10, 2010 at 3:07 pm

It’s too late for Crist to rebuild his reputation, at least as far as I’m concerned.
That said, I don’t think honor requires Crist to bow out or take his lumps in a primary.

Our problem with Crist is substantive, not procedural. If we applaud, as I did, Joe Lieberman for running as an Indy in Connecticut after losing a Democrat primary, then we should have no problem with Crist using the process to his advantage in Florida.


Chris March 10, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Crist has a smarmy, irritating vibe about him that ticks me off…take, for example, his comments about Marco Rubio on Greta the other night. Kind of reminds me of Corzine’s mean-spirited ‘throwing his weight around’ comments on Chris Christie.


Rick March 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Christ is a sellout. Let him dance with the gators.


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