Luckily, there's plenty of video evidence that he like his hero John Kerry was for the stimulus package before he was against it. And his proxy-Senator LeMieux's first move in Congress was to put a hold on offshore drilling already agreed upon.
Showing his hand was for the fruitless environmental crusade rather than garner low-hanging fruit from taxes and royalties paid by oil companies operating one-hundred miles offshore, Crist may have a silent partner. [Cuba drills & explores offshore closer to Florida in gas & oil fields run by Venezuelan, Chinese, and Russian operating companies than LeMieux would allow the US to operate.] Is Charlie Crist a friend of Chavez and his [ex-] Commie pals?
Probably not, but this is one candidate who overreached too soon and hopefully will pay the price. Or as John Fund predicts:
Mr. Crist's fall has been so precipitous that it has prompted rumors that he might abandon the Senate race and try to hold onto the governor's mansion for a second term. That would require elbowing aside GOP state Attorney General Bill McCollum, who has been running for governor for months -- but that might be an easier task than Mr. Crist trying to convince Florida's Republican primary voters that he's the man they want in Washington to resist the big-government ambitions of the Obama administration.
Bill McCollum would make a better governor, perhaps. But Crist is the sort of fellow who needs to be kept on a short leash, in Tallahassee, lest his personal national ambitions quickly take hold once he catches Potomac Fever.