Charlie Crist: “Why Settle For Second In A Primary When I Can Be Third In An Election?”

Less than one month after telling Fox News in no uncertain terms that he was not going to run for Senate as an Independent, Florida Governor Charlie Crist is having an Emily Litella moment: “Never mind.”

Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist has decided he will run as an independent in the race to fill the Florida U.S. Senate seat, Crist allies tell Fox News. The official announcement is scheduled for Thursday at 5pm ET in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Senate campaign has been rough and tumble for Crist, he was once the front-runner — but in recent months began trailing his GOP opponent, former Florida State Speaker Marco Rubio.

Crist has said that under no circumstance would he drop out of the race, saying he will do what is best for the voters of Florida. The governor says Republicans in Washington want him to stay in the Republican party but voters in Florida have told him they want him to run as an independent.

What the governor is not telling you is that the Florida voters who want him to run as an Independent are Democrats. Their hope is that Crist and Marco Rubio will split the Republican vote and Democrat Kendrick Meek will get elected. Thank you, Charlie. You’ve taken a surefire conservative Republican gain in the Senate and turned it into a question mark. I hope the third place finish that awaits you is sufficiently humiliating to end your already embarrassing political career for good. Go, Rubio!

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