April 16, 2010

Rumors Are One Thing, Signals Are Another: Charlie Crist Signals He is Going Independent

Erick Erickson at Red State is addressing signals from the Charlie Crist campaign. If Erik's review of Christ' signals are true, it will mean that Crist is unwilling to accept the decision of his Republican Party if he looses in the Primary or even quits before the Primary. Christ would indeed then evidence that he is a RINO seeking to go to Congress.

by Erick Erickson: Florida political pundits have been saying for a few weeks that if Charlie Crist vetoed a Republican backed measure pushed heavily by Jeb Bush to reform Florida public education, it would be a strong sign Charlie Crist would bolt the GOP.

Well, Crist vetoed it. The legislation would have made it easier to remove bad teachers and was heavily opposed by teachers unions. Crist chose to side with teachers unions rather than the parents groups that wanted the new law to improve teacher performance.

Now Crist’s campaign chairman is bolting. Former Senator Connie Mack rode through the storm with Crist and is using the veto of this legislation as his excuse to get out while the getting is good.

I find it hard to believe this of all thing would be the straw that broke Connie’s back. Maybe Crist really is going independent.

TAGS: Charlie Crist, Florida, Marco Rubio. Republican Primary, US Senate, 2010 Elections

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