Politics & Policy

Charlie Crist as Joe Lieberman’s Understudy

Since leaving the GOP, Charlie Crist has been doing his best Joe Lieberman impression. From his rhetoric, to his strategy, to his choice of consultants, Florida’s governor evokes at every turn the successful campaign Lieberman ran after being forced from the Democratic Party in 2006 — the campaign that put the (I) behind the Connecticut Senator’s title.

Over on the homepage, I chat with a few individuals who know the Connecticut 2006 race, and I break down what additional challenges face Crist and why Florida 2010 is unlikely to chart the same course.

Here are the two campaign ads I write about in the second paragraph: compare for yourself.


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