Crist as the emblematical modern man

The Hill reports:

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist says he has no regrets about quitting the Republican Party, despite his decisive defeat on Tuesday. In a phone interview with The Hill, Crist said he is proud of his Senate campaign and doesn’t regret his decision to challenge former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio (R) as an independent candidate. The decision to bolt the GOP initially moved Crist past Rubio in the polls. That lead quickly eroded, however, and on Tuesday, Rubio crushed Crist and Rep. Kendrick Meek (D) with 49 percent of the vote

The man got elected governor of Florida. Then he proceeded to spend the entire second half of his four-year term as governor running for a different office. And so eager was he for this different office from the one he already held that he abandoned not just his office, but, when he saw that he couldn’t win the Republican primary, the party in which he had been elected to that office. And all this desperate waste, this waste of two years, this waste of his governship, his betrayal of his party, won him … nothing. And of this, he tells the media, he is “proud.” Why is he proud? Because he followed his desires all the way, even into the void.

As Nietzsche put it in the closing sentence of The Genealogy of Morals: “Men would rather will the void, than be void of will.”

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 06, 2010 10:24 AM | Send

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