Charlie Crist has already flip flopped on education, offshore drilling, and taxpayer-funding of abortion, so his comments in the Wall Street Journal today on Obamacare and Sonia Sotomayor aren't surprising. Still, his shameless transformation into a lockstep Democrat is somewhat fascinating:

He came out last year in opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, but now says that he "probably" took that position because he felt pressure from the GOP primary.

But now he's a new man, you see, and would never betray anyone for political expediency.

Q: When the [health care] bill passed, you called for its repeal. A: “Well, I wanted it to be changed….. People get caught up in, ‘I’m going to say it’s going to be repealed’ like they’re hammering their fist on the desk and be impressed with themselves. That’s part of the purity test.” Q: Is that an example of something you had to do in the primary campaign as a Republican? A: “Perhaps. And I just don’t have to do that anymore. I’m liberated to a greater degree, and I’m very happy about it.”

PPP's latest poll shows Crist with a 6-point lead.