Things are getting ugly in the “I’m more conservative than you are” war between Republican U.S. Senate candidates Charlie Crist and Marco Rubio.
First Charlie hugged Barack Obama in appreciation for Florida stimulus money.
Then months later, candidate Charlie pretended he didn’t KNOW President Obama. Who? What stimulus money?
Then Rubio did everything he could to evoke the image of that hug in the minds of voting Tea Baggers.
Then somebody found Rubio’s Republican Party issued American Express Card bill, loaded with personal expenses and goodies like visits to spas, wine, food, computer supplies, car rentals and plane tickets for the wife.
Before you knew it, Charlie was waving that bill around, sending out press releases and rubbing Rubio’s nose in it.
Wake up and smell the accountability!
Who knows what’s coming next? Whatever it is, if Republican Political consultant Rick Wilson is right, things are going to get even uglier. According to TPM, when asked “how dirty and personal he thought the campaign would get” his answer was:
“I expect a scorched earth, smoking, radioactive wasteland, a postapocalypic Mad Max hellscape. That’s what I expect,” Wilson said with a laugh. “It’s a big job in the third largest state. Stakes are high.”
Ouch. And we’ve still got six months to go until the primary!
That leaves plenty of time to make popcorn.