It has been over two years since the adults regained control of Florida’s helm, yet the specter of the Charlie Crist days of demagoguery, populism-at-any-cost, and overall political buffoonery looms heavy over the state Capitol.
The idea that Charlie Crist wants to make a political comeback and pursue the office he once held—and neglected then abandoned in order to run for two other offices—has become common knowledge throughout Tallahassee.
The ambulance-chasing trial lawyer firm he works for does everything it can to promote him, including feature him on television ads and countless billboards across the state. He continues to chase photo-ops, pen op-eds, and do anything else he can to offer unsolicited pontifications on any political issue.
If there is an accelerated program that confers Democrat bona fides on someone, Charlie Crist has graduated from it with honors: as a newly-minted independent, he formally supported several Democrat office-seekers in 2012 (including backstabbing former allies), endorsed Barack Obama, was featured as an “independent” speaker at the Democratic National Convention, switched his party affiliation to Democrat after fulfilling the token “independent for Obama” role, and immediately following the Newtown, CT massacre, joined the chorus of Democrats calling for gun control, which is a far cry from his strong pro-Second Amendment record that earned him an A-Rating with the NRA.
This appears to complete his two-year political metamorphosis, which makes him ripe for a possible comeback as a Democrat.
And Legislators are aware of this. Continue reading