More than 100 people turned out to the opening of Charlie Crist's new campaign headquarters in downtown St Pete this morning. Among those publicly touted their support for Crist were Democratic state Rep. Darryl Rouson, Republican state Rep. Peter Nehr, Democratic Tampa city council member Charlie Miranda, Democratic former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, and Republican state Sen. Mike Fasano.
The standout moment came when a heckler started shouting at Crist (around 3:10 into clip), "What about the guys who gave you money when you were a Republican?!"
"I'm going to keep it!" Crist cheerfully responded, drawing roars of approval. Check out his wink right after.
How ridiculous and foolish does the NRSCC look at this point? They begged Crist to run, promising him early money from Republican coffers and now that he has been rejected by Florida conservatives, he thumbs his nose at the idiots who thought they knew better than the people.