Gov. Charlie Crist didn't have to field a single question about being passed over the veep nomination when he appeared on CNN this morning: Instead, appearing live from St. Pete in an aqua polo shirt, Crist sounded more meteorologist than politico, talking hurricane preparedness with Wolf Blitzer.
"We're still concerned in the Panhandle about rip currents, we also had some bands that came through the Fort Myers area this morning and we had tornado warnings in the Keys," Crist said of Hurricane Gustav, bearing down on the Gulf Coast. "We're concerned about it, we're concerned about our neighbors too."
With Tropical Storm Hanna eying Florida, Crist, who has already delayed his trip to the Republican convention, said his appearance in St. Paul is "looking less likely.
"It all depends on what happens with these storms," Crist said. "First things first, and that is protect the people of my state ... First and foremost we need to be here for the people and that's what I'm going to do."