Charlie Crist, Florida Governor and independent candidate running against Marco Rubio (R) and Kendrick Meek (D) for Senator, has officially jumped from RINO to creepy stalker. You may have heard that Crist asked Meek to step out of the campaign so “they” could defeat Rubio. He did ask — and if even half of this is true…. Crist is cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. From The Wall Street Journal:
Mr. Meek’s account is the latest turn in an increasingly twisted tale of political intrigue.
Mr. Crist, the Florida governor, had called Mr. Meek, a Miami congressman, earlier that morning, about 4:50 a.m., leaving a voice mail asking if they could meet up at the AIPAC gathering. “I’ll call you later this morning and see if we can work out a time to get together just you and me,” Mr. Crist said in the voice mail, which was played for Washington Wire by Mr. Meek. “Take care, buddy.”
Mr. Meek was scheduled to speak at AIPAC about 8:30 and Mr. Crist at 10, but the governor showed up an hour early in hopes of catching the congressman.
Mr. Meek said he tried to avoid Mr. Crist, but as he left the stage, “there he was, right in front of me.”
“He said, ‘If you were to drop out and work with me and help me we together can beat Marco Rubio,’” Mr. Meek recalled. “I said, ‘Governor, that’s a non-starter.’
“Then he dug down into his pocket and pulled a small cross out,” Mr. Meek continued. “He said his sister gave it to him and he wanted to give it to me so I would think about it.”
Mr. Meek said Mr. Crist had been calling him repeatedly all weekend, and that he blames Mr. Crist for spreading rumors in recent weeks that he was going to drop out of the three–way race against Mr. Rubio, the GOP nominee.