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Charlie Crist has everyone waiting……..

Until he lets the world know if he’s stay with the party and presumably drop his bid for the Senate and run for the office he has…..Governor of Florida…….

or

Decides to throw the dice and run as an Independent for the Senate….

We’ll all just running in place……

If he chooses to run as an independent, Mr. Crist would be betting that the prevailing political logic of the moment is wrong — that despite the Tea Party’s rise, the broader electorate still wants the pragmatic approach that propelled Barack Obama to victory here.

Leading a campaign that would most likely lack major fund-raising and a party’s street-level support, Mr. Crist would be running in the hope of turning out “the silent majority” thatRichard M. Nixon identified in 1969. Experts say the governor’s odds are long, but not impossible.

“There is a huge gap between the leadership, at both the elite and grass-roots level, and your mainstream Republican voter in this state,” said Daniel A. Smith, director of the political campaigning program at the University of Florida.

Washington Republicans, Mr. Smith added, may be reading Florida entirely wrong: “In many ways, what Americans want is pragmatism.”

Mr. Crist has only hinted at his intentions. He has until April 30 to decide, and some of his closest confidants — including his former campaign manager, George LeMieux, whom Mr. Crist appointed to the Senate when Mel Martinez retired — say he has not tipped his hand.

Many Republican officials at the county level describe the governor as hunkered down. But a trickle of clues have made a Crist run with no party affiliation look more likely.

More……..

April 22, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | ,

4 Comments »

  1. Crist better pray for MIRACLES between now and August.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  2. He does that every morning….

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  3. James B, I noticed in his campaign bio page, there was a photo of his college days when he was playing QB at Wake Forest University that he looked like Mark Sanchez of the NY Jets.

    Comment by Conservative Democrat | April 22, 2010 | Reply

  4. I’ll bet he did ok……

    Comment by jamesb101 | April 22, 2010 | Reply


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