I don't know why I was surprised that Crist would try to run as an
independent for the Senate. I think people who are in the Senate are
more likely to be extremely competitive and not take losing well. So,
Crist playing a spoiler by going independent, makes sense, especially
if he could win by splitting the vote.This makes clear the concern
Republicans have with the Tea Party people and this makes clear why
Steele and the rest of the GOP elites (HAH!) are trying to co-opt the
Tea Party people.