An open letter to Charlie Crist
As you are no doubt busy travelling the state putting on this charade that you are going to appoint someone as a caretaker to Mel Martinez’ senate seat (you and I both know you will appoint yourself), I would like to remind you you will be in Orlando this weekend for the Republican Party of Florida’s quarterly meeting.
In an effort to promote your ideas “for the people,” explain all the solutions you have proposed to fix Florida’s insurance crisis you largely created, solve the property tax mess you screwed up with Amendment 1, and explain your support of the Obama, Pelosi, Reid “stimulus” package that hasn’t stimulated anything; as such, I encourage you to challenge Marco Rubio, your Republican Primary opponent to a debate at the quarterly meeting.
As luck would have it, Mr. Rubio will be present at the debate, so there won’t be any opportunity to claim a “scheduling conflict,” to dodge the debate like some anorexic chicken.
The debate will of course also allow you a chance to explain what you will do if you are appointed/elected to the U.S. Senate — that is, if you have even thought about that. And of course, it will allow Mr. Rubio the same opportunity — I’ve heard through the grapevine that he actually has some ideas about what he would like to accomplish.
Following the debate (or if no debate is held, regardless), the RPOF should hold a straw-poll of all state committeemen and women in attendance at the debate. It would be wonderful for the voters of Florida to see whom those who know the most about the current crop of candidates think about the race.
In closing, please don’t let that stooge RPOF Chairman Jim Greer come up with some ridiculous excuse that a debate cannot be held because the party doesn’t have the funds to rent a room at the hotel. I read in today’s paper disgraced former House Speaker Ray Sansom spent over $170,000 on his RPOF issued credit card — under Greer’s watch no less.
In fact, when you tell ol’ Jimbo to schedule the debate, you might want to ask him for his credit card statements.
See you tonight in Orlando!
Your friend (hey, at least on Facebook),
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of www.IrreverentView.com. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, Front Page Florida, and National Review online. E-mail him at: Chris@411Communications.net.