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WaPo’s Dana Milbank decries ‘Crucifixion of Crist,’ calls Marco Rubio ‘far right’

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Washington Post reporter/columnist Dana Milbank came out explicitly Sunday in favor of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as his Senate campaign collapses. Just as he earlier called surging conservative Marco Rubio the “anti-Crist,” on Sunday he wrote “The crucifixion of Crist by Republican leaders says less about him than it does about the party.” He wrote “the Crist crisis is a whole new level of Jacobin excess; in the case of [Joe] Lieberman, Democrats at least waited until he lost the primary to…

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WaPo’s Dana Milbank decries ‘Crucifixion of Crist,’ calls Marco Rubio ‘far right’

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Washington Post reporter/columnist Dana Milbank came out explicitly Sunday in favor of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist as his Senate campaign collapses. Just as he earlier called surging conservative Marco Rubio the “anti-Crist,” on Sunday he wrote “The crucifixion of Crist by Republican leaders says less about him than it does about the party.” He wrote “the Crist crisis is a whole new level of Jacobin excess; in the case of [Joe] Lieberman, Democrats at least waited until he lost the primary to…

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The Fix: Why Charlie Crist is no Joe Lieberman

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From The Fix: Speculation continues to run rampant regarding Florida Gov. Charlie Crist‘s (R) political future with some outlets insisting that a speech explaining the party-switch is already in the works while other sources tell the Fix that no such move is in the offing. With the “will he or won’t he” debate running wild, the most commonly cited comparison to where Crist finds himself is Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) who, after losing the Democratic primary to cable television magnate Ned Lamont…

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Charlie Crist MUST run as an Independent

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Charlie Crist has denied that he has any intention of leaving the GOP, though today’s poll from Public Policy Polling demonstrate he just cannot win the Republican primary. It’s time for Charlie Crist to suck it up and face facts. Or he will become a political laughingstock destined for a lifetime of boat-drinks at the St. Pete Yacht Club (not a bad life, but not what Crist wants). After polls two weeks ago showed him down by 16 and 18…

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Thank you, Chris Dodd

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Sen. Chris Dodd’s sacrifice for his party appears to have paid off, big-time. There’s lots of meat in three new Quinnipiac polls for Democrats and the Obama administration to consider. In a nutshell, the polls show Chris Dodd did Democrats a huge favor by bowing out of the Connecticut Senate race, which now appears to be completely out of reach for Republicans, and they show that while voters like Barack Obama much more than they did George W. Bush (who…

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