Thanks to Stand Firm for pointing out that, by running for Senate as an independent, Charlie Crist reveals himself to be a big liar.
Charlie Crist only a month ago:
Asked by Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace if Crist was "ruling out that you will file as an independent by the April 30the deadline," Crist said, "That's right. I'm running as a Republican." Asked if he would support the winner of the GOP primary, Crist said, "Of course I will. Of course I will."
"You are saying you are going to run in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate," Wallace persisted. "You will not run on the no party affiliation line."
"That's right. That's right. That's what I'm saying," Crist said.
But today he will announce he is doing just that, running as an independent.
One wonders who would be so stupid as to vote for a man who so easily lies and goes back on his word when the political winds suit him?
Maybe I shouldn’t ask that. Bill Clinton got reelected.
Not-so-by-the-way, Charlie Crist is a walking illustration of the lesson that those who try to be everybody’s friend may end up being nobody’s friend. Republicans now hate him. Democrats won’t back him. And very few (I hope) trust him.
The irony of this is that if Crist had shown some grace and stepped aside for this race, he would have won a lot of good will that would have served his political ambitions in the future. But now, he will likely become a byword.