Charlie Crist on CPAC's Straw Poll Ballot, Will Probably Lose Horribly

The Conservative Political Action Conference is taking place in Washington, DC this week and has already been dubbed the "the comedy festival of the year!"

Noted public intellectuals (and more than a few 2012 hopefuls) like Ron Paul, Michelle Bachman, Newt Gingrich, and the Anti-Crist himself, Bobby Jindal will or have addressed the conference, but the keynote speaker is sad radio clown Rush Limbaugh. Charlie Crist wisely decided to steer clear of the affair, because he'd probably get boo-ed more than Tucker Carlson suggesting conservative media should try to produce actual facts.

He'll still be there in spirit though, as his name is included in their 2012 GOP nominee straw poll. The other names on the ballot include former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney, former House speaker Newt Gingrich, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, Texas Representative Ron Paul, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. Winners all of them already in their own special way.

If Crist comes in anywhere else but near the bottom next to Giuliani and Pawlenty we'll be surprised considering this is a red meat conservative crowd. The winner will then be hailed completely prematurely as the front runner for the 2012 nomination.

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