Supremely Confident, Crist Makes Nice With Democrats
That's the sound bite from a St. Pete Times Twitter posting this afternoon, and it has a ring of authenticity, given Crist's tendency to tilt toward Democratic positions.
The U.S. Senate candidate, who officially surrendered his Republican Party registration today, has not only embraced President Barack Obama (and, now, apparently, his high court choice), he's echoing other Dems as well.
Take Alex Sink, for example. The chief financial officer floated the idea of a special session on oil drilling, and Crist ran with that. Previously, she called for a federal investigation of Republican Party finances, and Crist quickly obliged with a request to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The patterns emerging here suggest how our lame-duck governor would operate in the U.S. Senate. With independent thinkers like him, who needs Kendrick Meek?