Squaring Off

Crist, Rubio Debate in Florida

Charlie Crist’s electoral humiliation is almost over: He and Marco Rubio squared off in a debate on Sunday, with Democrat Kendrick Meek also invited to play. Crist and Meek tried to team up on Rubio, who they say is too extreme. However, Meek turned on Crist in one of the debate’s more amusing exchanges. While Meek and Rubio fought, Crist denounced their “bickering” and said, “You are seeing it right now, right here. That is why I’m running as an independent.” Meek replied, “Let me say this. We know why the governor is running as an independent. Because he couldn’t beat Marco Rubio! Let’s just put it that way.”