Crist bolts from McCain rally.

CNN’s Ed Henry reports that Gov. Charlie Crist (R-FL) quickly bolted after Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) sparsely attended rally today:

Earlier this month, Crist came under fire for skipping several McCain campaign events. When questioned by Fox and Friends on whether he had “a little bit of a problem” with the campaign, Crist insisted, “I’m proud to stand with John McCain.”


Fox’s Carl Cameron admitted that the size of the crowd today was “a little bit disturbing” for the McCain campaign, noting that organizers had set up venue for ten times the number of attendees.


,Adam Smith of the St. Petersburg Times writes, “’We are the quiet majority that goes out and gets things done. … I smell victory,’ said state Rep. Kevin Ambler. Good thing he smells it, because it’s hard to see it with this crowd.”