Crist joins McConnell in refusing to call for repeal of health-care bill

UPDATE: Readers looking for some context (a lapse on my part) for the McConnell mention should read this post.

Thereby providing another gap in his armor for Marco Rubio to exploit:

“Today’s vote will continue to be part of my debate with Charlie Crist, who has repeatedly placed his faith in bigger government and wasteful spending, and who refused to support scrapping this bill,” [Senate candidate Marco] Rubio said in a statement. The conservative favorite endorsed repealing the bill and said he supported state-level efforts to “prevent this health plan from being forced on the people of our state.”

Crist released a statement saying he was “disappointed” by the health care vote, but did not call for the legislation’s repeal. “Americans deserve better than this liberal, partisan legislation,” he said.