So it wasn’t Charlie Crist’s fault that Mel Martinez sucked as a US Senator and that Martinez sucked so badly he decided to abandon, err, give up his seat early.
So don’t blame Charlie for running for Martinez’s seat just because he’s only been Governor for one-term. As one of two aides, me and Jim Rimes, who labored on Charlie’s quixotic ’98 bid against Bob Graham (a bid, which in losing, was the best move Charlie ever made), I know how much Charlie always wanted to beeeeee a Senator.
Last week, I asked Rick Baker if he planned on running for statewide office. And he replied with a simple bit of wisdom: “You don’t run to be something, you run to do something.”
Charlie wants to beeeeee a US Senator, but what does he want to doooooo?