Rumor has it that Gov. Charlie Crist is considering leaving the Republican party, to run for the US senate as an independent. The news isn't that shocking since Crist has lost the 20 point lead he once had against primary opponent Marco Rubio last year. In the most recent polls Rubio is leading Crist by double digits. As a result some highly placed sources are pointing to Sen. Joe Lieberman's similar move during his reelection campaign in 2006, where he left the Democratic party and successfully won reelection as an independent. This once safe republican seat just might be a toss up if the conservatives continue to fight each other.