What I’m hearing regarding Crist: Republicans in Washington don’t expect him to continue as a candidate in the Republican primary, one way or the other. However, no one has a good read on it, because Crist has gone dark. As has been widely reported, he hasn’t returned a call from Cornyn from Friday. My understanding is that the NRSC staff and the Crist staff are still talking and most of the Crist staff would quit if he goes indie. And his vendors would, too. In the event Crist drops out, I’d expect the NRSC to move to embrace Rubio quickly and work to repair a relationship that has been non-existent since the committee endorsed the inevitable-seeming Crist last year.