Skip to comments.A Merciful But Dopey End
Posted on 11/01/2010 5:45:51 AM PDT by IbJensen
TAMPA -- Heading into the weekend before the election, Floridians thought the three-way race for a U.S. Senate seat here could not become stranger without one of the candidates checking into a hospital before Tuesday for a sex-change operation, or another dropping out to attend seminary. Wrong.
On Thursday evening, bulletins started coming out of Washington, beginning with a report in Politico that former President Billy Bob Clinton had tried to talk Democratic Congressman Kendrick Meek, who trails Republican Marco Rubio and free-agent Charlie Crist badly, into dropping out of the race in order to give the liberal Crist a chance of defeating the conservative Rubio. The reports said Meek had twice agreed to drop out but had each time changed his mind and decided to stay the course.
Later reports added that the whole thing was orchestrated by Crist who started the ball rolling by contacting the White House, where operatives know that Meek has no chance of winning, that Crist would caucus with the Democrats if elected, and that conservative Rubio would be bad news for President Obama's agenda. Crist must have felt compelled to take this course after he had asked Meek last Monday to drop out and Meek declined the opportunity.
Clinton's description of events is inconvenienced by his aides (perhaps soon to be former aides) who say he did talk Meek into withdrawing. Crist, who admits he spoke with folks at the White House but won't say who, is quick to claim the withdrawal story is true, though it's not clear how he could know what Clinton and Meek said to each other.
"If you ever needed a reminder of what's wrong with American politics today, this story is a great reminder of back-door deals," Rubio said at a campaign stop.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Rubio never genuflected to the church of secular humanism and statism and early straw polls would have shown a blind man that Crist had no chance. But the ruling class is not blind, they must have the votes to continue to raid the U.S. Treasury, and Crist is their man.
I'm sure the NRSC is salivating at the chance to knock Rubio out of the box, but there's no chance in that.
In the meantime the Republicans are doing everything they can to sabotage Joe Miller while Joe Miller's advocates are doing everything they can to sabotage the ruling class estrogen queen Lisa Murkowsi, running over 160 write in candidats at last count in an attempt to confuse an electorate who appears not confused about the fact that many want less government, less taxes, less regulation and more prosperity in the private sector.
Sssooo.... it wasn’t Crist seeking the sex-change operation?
We will not forget Cornyn’s elitism here in Texas. He will definitely be primaried in ‘14, unless he decides to retire early to “spend more time with his family.” Conservatives in Texas don’t like what they’ve seen in this election cycle.
LOL! Mountain Dew in the keyboard now, thanks.
It’s about time we get 2 strong senators from Texas, can’t wait to get rid of bailout and cornyn.
As soon as the conservative choice to replace him is clear, be sure to drop by the FL board and remind us of Cornyns early endorsement of Crist.
Mountain Dew at this time in the morning?
Dr. Pepper, breakfast of champions.
I work night shift, this is my dinner time. Dr. Pepper would traumatize my taste buds right now ;)
I can’t believe ya’ll are fixin’ to reelect Guardasil Perry. (Or maybe I should call him TTC ‘tollboy’ Perry). Or maybe ya’ll like those things.
unfortunately it comes down to the lesser of two evils....with pecos perry we know what we’re getting, with billy boy....he’s a ‘rat. It sucks not having a good choice but I refuse to allow a ‘rat take office!
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