This may not be that important in terms of Crist’s political heft in the state, but the Republican Party should consider his words carefully, especially if Romney goes down in November. If that happens, there is going to be a civil war in the GOP, and though Crist may have crossed the floor by the time it happens, others who have remained might feel as he does.
This is a part of Crist’s statement detailing the reasons for his endorsement:
[A]n element of their party has pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they’ve proven incapable of governing for the people. Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims.
(Cross-posted at Lippmann’s Ghost.)