Who Would Run Crist's Independent Campaign?
And other questions come to mind. Gov. Charlie Crist will announce his decision tomorrow at 5:30 pm ET. All signs point to an independent bid, including the noises emanating from his inner circle. The location Crist chose -- his home city -- suggests an event that will try to cleanse the slate. If he runs as an independent on the No Party Affiliation line, building a campaign team will be difficult. No Republican or Democratic consultant would want to jeopardize future business by associating with him, even though he has a strong chance to win. Same with younger field operatives and many fundraisers. His will be a free-media-reliant campaign, which suggests to me that he's going to be quite mavericky in the months ahead.