I was listening to Fred Barnes at Civitas last night and he pointed out this article. The msm wants to have a narrative that crist is some kind of party outsider. crist is pathetic. He was the selected candidate of the GOP establishment. he is no outsider, he is just a loser. Marco Rubio will win, because he is a better candidate.
It’s Ross Perot in reverse.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s move to quit the Republican Party to run as an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate this fall illustrates just how far the GOP has swung right since Mr. Perot ran for president in 1992.
Back then, Mr. Perot, the hard-right outsider, drained the vote of conservatives who thought the Republicans had moved too far toward the mushy middle. Now, it’s the centrist Mr. Crist who is being chased from a GOP that has fallen under the spell of Tea Party purists.
The end result could be the same, as an ideological schism splits the Republican vote in November’s midterm congressional election.
Mr. Crist, who launched his campaign Thursday as the “people’s candidate” for the prized Florida seat, had been trailing badly in the Republican primary race that pitted him against Tea Party favourite Marco Rubio.
“I haven’t supported an idea because it's a Republican idea or it's a Democratic idea. I support ideas that I believe are good ideas for the people,” Mr. Crist charged, insisting that his decision to bolt the party “says more about our nation and our state than it does about me.”