If Crist really does declare an independent run this afternoon Sen. Cornyn of the NRSC will wind up looking foolish, true. Only thing is, Sen Menendez of the DSCC is going to end up looking even worse. He's the one who recruited a candidate that Rasmussen has in third in a GOP split and who PPP reports is less popular than Crist. And now the DSCC actually has to go all-in on a bad fundraiser and an uninspiring candidate*. That's bad enough in a year where they're playing offense - which is to say, a year that's not 2010. In short, the Democrats could have been walking into this the presumptive winner. Instead, they're even now trying to figure out how to torpedo Charlie Crist themselves in order to maintain their shot at the seat.
*Not that the DSCC has very many inspiring ones this cycle, either. But Kendrick Meek is especially noteworthy in his blandness.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.