With the absence of Adam Hasner, it seemed as if there was no Republican U.S. Senate candidate who would trash fellow Republican George LeMieux for being former Gov. Charlie Crist's brain. But then LeMieux today tore into Mack, comparing him to Charlie Sheen. Mack's campaign responded by noting LeMieux helped "create" Charlie Crist.
But the Crist taint pervades the GOP.
Mack used to be a Charlie Crist Republican, too. He endorsed Crist in the Republican Senate race against Marco Rubio. He and LeMieux stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Crist -- until Crist bolted the party. Both LeMieux and Mack were silent when Crist promoted the now-hated stimulus plan of Obama. Contrast that with then-Sen. Mel Martinez who publicly said of his friend, Crist, that "I don't know that my governor understands all the details."
But the similiarity ends there. Mack voted against the simulus, which he repeatedly bashed. LeMieux actively touted it in his Crist-boosting LeMieux Report.