Charlie Crist is supporting Jim Greer to stay as Republican Party of Florida chair. Not shocking, since Charlie helped get Greer the gig in 2006.
But, Greer is in a bit of hot water. Republicans, including McCain’s Florida finance chair Brian Ballard, are calling for an audit of the RPOF’s books. You see, Florida Republicans are all pissy because Obama only won Florida by 3 pts, and they feel that Greer’s decisions of how to allocate state party funds robbed McCain of winning Florida, and in some dillusional sense, the White House.
And, before you think Florida Republicans have just dropped acid one too many times, it appears that there may be some substance to their argument. New Port Richey Republican Joe Aloisio argues in today’s Miami Herald that funds used for charter planes, Disney tickets, and clothes (oh, yes, the clothes controversy) should have been used to get McCain on the air in more Spanish and African-American radio markets.
Let’s all get back on our medications for a second and be honest: Greer isn’t really going anywhere no matter what any audit says. He raised a lot of money, and Charlie is behind him.
So, why is Charlie falling all over himself trying to protect the safe? Earlier tonight, Charlie sent out his endorsement of Greer earlier tonight, saying…
Our Party’s future is bright and I believe that Chairman Greer is the right person to lead the Republican Party into the future and to greater success.
And so we ask, what the hell is that man thinking?