The rise and fall of Charlie Crist
The first time I really became aware of Charlie Crist was when he was running for Florida Attorney General some time back. I remember a friend warned me that Crist was an empty suit. But Crist won that election and later ran for governor. Amid speculation that Crist is gay I supported his bid for that office. In my mind he was center-right candidate and had the best chance to beat the Democrats. And as governor he did do one of the things I felt strongly about, elections reform. But then he failed to throw his support for Marco Rubio's proposal to abolish property taxes on primary residences, which is probably Florida's biggest problem. And later he campaigned for Obama's porkulous package and gladly hugged Obama and accepted billions of federal dollars and all the strings that were attached. In short, Charlie Crist stopped being a Republican a long time ago. And today it looks like he's gonna make it official. Now it's goodbye Charlie for "Good Time Charlie".