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Will move help or hurt Charlie Crist?

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) will announce his future political plans today, a decision widely reported -- by the Fix among many others -- to be a stepping-away from the Republican party to run for the Senate this fall as an independent. Read the full entry from The Fix.

By Jodi Westrick  |  April 29, 2010; 11:39 AM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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For 20 years, both political 'parties' have combined their misguided ideologies in a manner that the General Welfare and Justice covenants of the constitution have been subverted. The Governor has said he represents that General Welfare of the people of Florida and the country needs a hundred more in congress who adhere to the concept of stabilizing the costs of governance as 'caretakers' who haven't enslaved themselves to narrow international interests. A person can belong to any political organization, including Independant, if he can pass the 'caretaker' litmus test of bringing back fiscal responsibility to the Nation, and adhering to the constitution.

Posted by: arjay1 | April 30, 2010 8:24 AM

The poll is misguided and misleading. The issue shouldn't be whether running as an independent is good for Charlie Crist, but whether it's good for the electoral process. We need more "credible" candidates to abandon the demagogery of the "big two" parties and lead instead of follow. Go Charlie!

Posted by: EJDubya | April 30, 2010 9:28 AM

Anybody who's willing to be their own man independent from party ideology gets my attention. Crist seems like a practical man. His Tea Party endorsed Republican opponent is a hard-core ideologue - someone I'd never vote for since ideologues of any political persuasion are the worst people you could possibly have in government (Communists, Nazis to name a few extreme cases). They see things only through the prism of their narrow ideology to the point that they become completely detached from reality.

Posted by: sasmontagova | April 30, 2010 9:29 AM

Just another political chameleon. Only better looking than Specter and

His tan will get darker if he wins, threatening Boener.

Yep, whenever a pol says I'm doing this for the American people (in Florida), the people I luv soooo much, GAG.

Posted by: wesatch | April 30, 2010 10:43 AM

We need more moderates in the senate. It can only help us if he wins.

Posted by: wd1214 | April 30, 2010 10:25 PM

Crist is a popular governor, and polls already put him 4-8 points ahead of Rubio.

All Cheney and Cantor have done is chase out a popular governor. Had they let Crist lose the GOP primary, he might have been done, but their hamfisted interference prompted Crist to leave the party.

If he's elected, it's doubtful that he will want to sit with the GOP, so a safe Republican seat is now in jeopardy. How does the GOP win the Senate back by chasing out Republicans?

Posted by: AxelDC | May 5, 2010 4:06 PM

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