In thinking about the Charlie Crist situation, I think it’s important to remember that this man is willingly leaving a party and — more important — its principles, not because he claims to disagree with those principles, but for reasons of political expediency, plain and simple. The prospects of holding a powerful office are driving him. Seeing his colors now will be good for conservatives and Republicans. We’ve seen the level of his convictions, and it’s pretty clear that when a tough vote that required him to stick to sound, conservative principles came up, he’d be first over the side with the opposition. We’ve seen this play before with Chafee and Specter. So, sorry Charlie, good riddance to you.