Charlie Crist says he's a good conservative.
He also says his favorite Senators are John McCain and Lindsay Graham.
Which explains why the Florida governor is trailing former State House Speaker Marco Rubio -- badly -- in the latest polls.
Rubio looks to take the Republican nomination. And that would be a good thing. He's leading Democrat front-runner Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL-17) in future-looking head-to-head polls.
We need conservatives in the Senate. And Rubio is the only conservative in this race.
As long as faux-conservatives like Crist (who also leads Meek head-to-head) get elected, the country won't improve. Of course, Crist is better than the typical Democrat.
But not by much.