It is not just the poll numbers that are slip sliding away from Gov. Charlie Crist. He has also lost top staff on his campaign for the senate. His political director and his new media consultant have jumped ship for "new opportunities". High level staffers don't leave a campaign for "new opportunties" unless they see the ship is sinking. The latest polls have Crist trailing by as much as 18 points in the race for the republican nomination to the open senate seat. Crist is the poster boy for the term RINO. The tea party movement has rallied around the candidacy of Marco Rubio and was recently a featured speaker at CPAC.
Crist and Rubio will be facing off at a debate on Sunday March 28. The debate is being sponsored by Fox News. Crist has suddenly become eager to debate and has asked for a second debate on Meet the Press; the Sunday morning news show on NBC. Marco Rubio has been asking for a debate for months, so it is interesting that Crist has finally agreed.
Crist has been badly hurt by being a big supporter of the stimulus package, although he is still defending the position. Crist has recently said that the money saved 870,000 jobs in the state of Florida. Hmm, according to the White House the stimulus created or saved 1 million jobs. So I guess according to this logic that 87% occurred in Florida. He may want to rethink that number.
Crist has also been quoted as saying that there is no way he is going to lose. I sincerely hope for his sake that he doesn't believe that, it just isn't so. Marco Rubio will be the Republican candidate for the Florida senate seat. Rubio is the new face of the Republican party. A staunch conservative that will stand by his principles.
A belief in the written constitution. The belief that we are responsible for ourselves and for our families. The belief that we are allowed to fail. The belief in a strong national defense are a few of the things that make me just a conservative girl.
"Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power." -- Benito Mussolini
"I say this not to the teachers, but to their unions: If education were a war, you would be losing it. If it were a business, you would be driving it into bankruptcy. If it were a patient, it would be dying." Bob Dole
Yes, House Republicans have been in power for 5 hours and they have not passed their entire agenda. The New York Times things they should be canned and Democrats put back in charge. Don Surber
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
"So I say huzzah to the 112th congress for reading the Constitution, for acting like it matters. It does. The Constitution may not be sacred, but the sacred has no better friend than the Constitution." Pat Archibold
"53% of Democrats have a postive view of socialism. 100% of republicans think those 53% are morons." Mark Levin
"Corrupt the young. Get them away from religion. Get them interested in sex. Make them superficial; destroy their ruggedness." First plank of the communist strategy for revolution - confiscated in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1919
"If you believe this isn't going to cost the government anything, you are likely to see leprechauns riding on unicorns with pots of gold circling the capitol" Rep. Devin Nunes, CA-21 on healthcare "reform".
"Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views". William F. Buckley, Jr.
"The Republicans were laughing and waving the American flag, and I thought that was ourtrageous behavior" Maxine Waters
"The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas
I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. Frederick Douglas
Don't go around saying that the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain
I freed thousands of slaves, and could have freed thousands more, if they had known they were slaves. Harriet Tubman
But I think the most important thing I have figured out was how not to lose hope even when things are bad and it feels like it won't get better. It will get better. You just have to keep working at it and moving forward. Homeless & Conservative
The way to crush the middle class is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation. Vladimer Lenin
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. F.A. Hayek