by George Bennett |
DEERFIELD BEACH — Robert F.
Kennedy Jr. broke with his Democratic heritage this morning and endorsed
indie Charlie Crist for Senate, arguing that Democratic nominee
Kendrick Meek can’t defeat Republican frontrunner Marco Rubio.
The liberal scion apparently doesn’t think much of Rubio — or his
“Mr. Rubio has a radical vision, a narrow vision, an
I-can-be-as-stupid-as-I-want vision of this country. It has appeal when
people are angry, but it’s not a good long-term plan,” Kennedy said,
according to our Jane Musgrave, who was on the scene at Shelby’s
As for Democratic nominee Meek, who consistently places a distant
third in polls, Kennedy said: “If I thought he could win, I’d be down
here campaigning for him.”
When asked if Meek should drop out, Musgrave reports that Kennedy
said: “In a politician’s life we all have to make decisions that are
bigger than ourselves. I hope he looks at the entire political landscape
as he assesses his future in this race.”
Kennedy, an environmental lawyer, praised Crist as a champion of the
Kennedy’s cousin-in-law, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger,
endorsed Crist Tuesday. Schwarzenegger is married to Maria Shriver, a
niece of Robert F. Kennedy.