Wednesday, April 28, 2010

If you don't let me play, I'll take my ball and go home!

In a scene right off the playground, Florida's Republican governor, Charlie Crist is losing his state's G.O.P. primary election for the U.S. Senate.  Rather than acknowledge that he's not the people's candidate, he is, apparently, going to leave the party and run for Senate anyway . . . as an "independent."  (Link to story here.)

How selfish can a politician be?  The U.S. Senate is the most important battleground of the 2010 election cycle.  Chopping the number of Democrats down from sixty and regaining Republican control of the Congress (or at least regaining a significant voice in it) should be the top priority of every American citizen.  It is the only way to put the brakes on the Obama/Pelosi/Reid fast-track to Socialism.  But what happens when the presumed victor in the Florida Republican primary, Marco Rubio, and Crist are both in the race against the Democrats' nominee . . . Rubio and Crist split the Republican vote and the Democrat wins - and wins a six-year term.

So Crist has decided that if he can't be Florida's next U.S. Senator, he would rather a Democrat win than his Republican opponent.  Politics over principle.  Self over country.

Show some class Governor Crist.  And show that you care what happens to the United States of America and its people.  There's still time to change your mind.  If you lose the primary, lose with honor and fade away.  Don't take the GOP down with you.

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