Update, 5/20: John Hawkins at Right Wing News has posted the following petition to the NRSC (to which I have added my name at the end):
Dear Senator Cornyn,
We the undersigned believe that the National Republican Senatorial Committee should be committed to serving ALL the members of the Republican Party.
Additionally, the NRSC should be focused on defeating Democrats, not Republicans. Towards that end, we believe it was completely inappropriate for the NRSC to endorse a candidate in the Florida primary race.
Therefore, we request that both you and the NRSC alter your position on the Florida Senate race, maintain neutrality, and promise to spend no money directly or indirectly in that race.
Apparently convinced the group still possesses too much respect and credibility, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) chairman John Cornyn this week endorsed Charlie Crist over Mario Rubio in Florida’s open primary — more than a year before the decisive election (and the chance for other candidates potentially to enter the race).
Jim Geraghty has it right: “It’s up to Florida Republicans. Let them decide.”
I sincerely hope that NRSC isn’t foolish enough to try to throw its weight around in Colorado’s developing U.S. Senate primary. But given this latest announcement, it’s hard not to be skeptical.
Let me echo Geraghty with a friendly memo to the NRSC: It’s up to Colorado Republicans. Let us decide.