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December 22, 2009

Weak Horse: Two Miami Republican Representatives Pull Their Endorsements of Crist

Crist is done in the GOP, I think.


U.S. Reps Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart of Miami have pulled their endorsement of Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate.
Lincoln offered few details as to why, just that Crist had "left us no alternative and he knows why."

He said the withdrawal has nothing to do with Crist's slumping poll numbers, and in fact, the decision was made weeks ago.

The withdrawal had nothing to do with Crist's slumping poll numbers; in fact, the decision was made weeks ago. When Crist's numbers cratered.

It's also funny that Lincoln says "...and Crist knows why." It sounds sort of like high school: She know what she did (dismissive finger-snap).

She think she cute or somethin'. Zorro snap.

Just pointing that out for the fun of it. I'm not looking to attack Lincoln for a proper decision! It's just sort of funny.

But their names were only recently pulled off Crist's webpage. He said the two Miami Republicans are unlikely to endorse anyone else in the race.

The surprising decision is the latest bit of bad news to sack Crist, whose poll numbers have dropped as opponent Marco Rubio surged. The withdrawn endorsement is doubly surprising, considering the closeness between Crist and Mario Diaz-Balart. The two served together in the Florida Senate and were always chummy.

Crist's big problem -- well, one of them, the catalyst here -- is that he obviously thought Obama's big government socialist agenda was going to work like gangbusters and so he wanted to be on the right side of it.

I can forgive that last bit, personally. I'm cynical and don't mind a little cynicism in politicians. I'm not a pure hypocrite on that one point, at least. I can understand political positioning.

But what I can't forgive is the premise that led to this conclusion: That Crist really thought that socialism and destroying the free-market capitalist engine that had powered this nation for 300 years (yeah, whatever, before independence) was going to work.

Why did he think that?

Why?

And if he thinks that, do I want or need him as a Senator?


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