It’s now official: Charlie Crist has a million reasons to be worried that his done deal Senate seat isn’t inevitable after all. In an email to supporters, here’s information on why Crist should be worried:
Today, I want to thank you for the support youâ€™ve given my campaign for U.S. Senate. Because of your generosity, we raised almost $1 million during the third quarter that concluded last week.
That’s a very big number for someone running against the NRSC’s hand-picked liberal candidate to replace RINO Mel Martinez.
This is a strong statement about the direction you believe our Republican Party, our state and our nation should take. It is also an encouraging reminder about how piece by piece, supporter by supporter and idea by idea, we are building a movement that will only continue growing and gaining momentum as we move forward.
Charlie Crist thought that this would be an annointing, that people wouldn’t notice his liberal policies, ranging from raising taxes to campaigning with President Obama for the less than stimulating stimulus bill. Considering the numerous bad decisions he’s made, why should Florida Republicans want Charlie Crist representing them in the United States Senate? Should they get excited at having another go-along-to-get-along RINO serving in the Senate? Should Florida Republicans get excited about having someone represent them that agrees more often with President Obama than with principled conservatives?
The answers to those questions is an emphatic HELL NO!!!
Florida Republicans, however, should be very excited about the possibility of having a charismatic, well-spoken, principled conservative like Marco Rubio representing them and fighting for them in the US Senate.
I’m betting that Florida Republicans would prefer a conservative who they don’t have to worry whether he’ll vote with the liberal extremists or whether he’ll cast the right vote. I’m betting that Florida Republicans will want to know that they’ll have someone who represents their priorities, not the priorities of K Street lobbyists and spendaholic liberals.
We don’t need more go-along-to-get-along types. They aren’t the solution; they’re part of the problem. We must insist on principled conservatives who defy inside-the-Beltway conventional wisdom. We must insist on that because they’re the only people who put their constituents’ priorities ahead of all others’ priorities.
Florida, this isn’t a difficult decision. It’s a choice between someone whose loyalty is to himself (Crist) vs. someone whose loyalty is towards his constituents (Rubio).
Cross-posted at California Conservative