This Week's Podcast:  Crist Switches And So Does McCain; May Primary Outlook

For all the breathless coverage of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's decision to leave the Republican Party and run for the Senate as an independent, the real question is what's next.  Can he make it work?  Can he get support from voters disenchanted with the two major parties?  Or is it just about Charlie Crist?

We delve into those questions in this week's episode of our "It's All Politics" podcast.

And the Florida governor is not the only one doing the switching lately; John McCain did a 180 in Arizona.  Both states are examples of the split in the Republican Party between so-called moderates and conservatives.

There's another party identification going on in Arkansas as well, as centrist Sen. Blanche Lincoln prepares for a May 18 primary challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, backed by liberal and labor groups.

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Credits (as it were) —
Nonstop talkers: Ron Elving and Ken Rudin
Producer: Evie Stone
Editor: Cathy Shaw

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