Bob Dole Says Charlie Crist Would Have Voted with Republicans After All
From The Topeka Capitol-Journal:
From his hospital room, he was active in supporting several conservative candidates he believed in, including Charles Crist, who ran for a U.S. Senate seat from Florida as an independent. Dole told one reporter he extracted a promise that Crist would vote for Republican control of the Senate if elected.Dole has been in Walter Reed Hospital for the past ten months following a knee replacement and three bouts of pneumonia. Would Charlie Crist dare to lie to him? What benefit would he even get form lying to Dole? He may be a respected elder of the party, but the hospital-ridden moderate isn't exactly a power broker in the younger Tea Bagger GOP circles of today.
Crist, a former Florida governor, lost that Senate race to conservative Republican Marco Rubio.
Of course, Crist never promised Democratic voters he would have ended up caucusing with their party. It's not exactly news he was trying to play both sides anyway.