15 April 2010

Charlie Crist Veto Angers GOP

This today at Dissenting Justice:

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is sinking rapidly among Republicans. Nonetheless, Crist enjoys significant support among Democrats and Independents. In fact, a recent Quinnipiac poll shows that Crist would win the general election for the senate if he runs as an Independent. Currently, Crist looks like a sure loser in the Republican primary.

Republicans are angry that Crist embraced the stimulus package -- which did a lot more to help public schools in Florida than the misguided merit pay legislation 
SB 6. The legislation would tie teacher salaries and recertification to student performance on a host of standardized -- yet undeveloped -- tests. Teachers overwhelmingly oppose the legislation. Even award-winning teachers who stand to gain from the measure have condemned it...

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Update: Dan Riehl reports Crist will announce he's running in the Senate race as an independent now... here

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Lipton T. Bagg said...

Crist seems to be embracing his inner politician; doing whatever will get him votes, ideology be damned.

Now all he needs is Obama to endorse him and....

Reaganite Republican said...

You nailed it Lipton... now Crist is bailing on the GOP after he pissed away all the money getting crushed by Rubio

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