Sorry Charlie! Crist tries to call Rahm, gets the brush-off, decides to lose to Rubio as an Indy….
I have long thought Charlie Crist and Jennifer Granholm are on the’ favor’ list for Team O as they helped block revotes in FL and MI in the Democratic primary.
Granholm keeps listing herself as a possible SCOTUS pick and Charlie apparently has been trying to call the WH and get an Ambassadorship or perhaps confirmation that Obama and the DNC would not help Meeks too much and let Charlie have the Senate seat in FL…
Marc Ambinder reports:
Charlie Crist, soon to be independent Senate candidate from Florida, tried to reach White House chief of staff Emanuel through intermediates. WH refuses to take the call. Dems plan big talent/money blitz for Kendrick Meek.
What’s Crist up to? Might he be interested in cutting a deal to caucus with the Democrats if they chase Meek from the field?
Who knows? But the most plausible path to victory for Crist is if Meek backs him. That’s a real possibility, I think, later in the game if Rubio and Crist are each getting about 40% in the polls and Meek is getting about 20%. But, as voters get to know the lesser-known Rubio and Meek, it’s probably more likely they emerge as the frontrunners and Crist fades as election day approaches….
Of course O and Rahm aren’t taking Charlie’s calls and even if they were, O has lost his cache, especially in Florida where they hate the health care bill more than most of America.
Marco is going to kick Charlie’s axx come November….it will be sweet schadenfreude for this Hill supporter and Rubio fan!