You know, we’re starting to appreciate Charlie Crist’s moxie. We don’t like the fact that he talks about Jesus a lot, or that he’s a big liar about one of those most important aspects of his personality (the pretending to be straight thing), but the fact that he’s decided not to give back donor money? Rock ‘n’ roll, baby!
First he takes stimulus money (public), and now he’s keeping donor money after leaving the GOP. If this guy isn’t playing the electorate like a fiddle, we don’t know who is. Check it, from the once-great Miami Herald:
[A] couple hours before Crist officially becomes an NPA voter, campaign spokeswoman Michelle Todd said there will be no refunds. Asked if that amounts to a flip-flop, she said, “We have never made an official statement before. It is now the official statement. They donated to the Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate campaign and it’s still the Charlie Crist for U.S. Senate campaign.”
Naturally Marco Rubio, the teabagger-endorsed GOP candidate, has a problem with Crist’s move.
Said the Rubio campaign: “As Charlie Crist continually reinvents himself to do-say-be anything to win an election, he is now going back on his word to Floridians and is decidedly not listening to the people. It seems that Charlie Crist is only willing to listen to the people if they don’t want a refund from his campaign.”
Dunno. Crist has always been a smart politician. Know how we know? Because he hasn’t been caught in a Minnesota airport bathroom with his wide stance a-showin’! And we’re also pretty sure that the six-point lead Crist has as an independent over Rubio has more to do with the GOP party base than it does the bulk of Florida voters.
Anyspray, the U.S. Senate race in Florida is starting to heat up! Fasten your seat belts because, you know, it’s going to be a bumpy night and shit.