Really it is no surprise that Bud Chiles is quitting his rather quixotic independent bid to be Florida's next governor.
The St. Petersburg Times says Chiles will announce his decision on Thursday.
That's good news for Democrat Alex Sink. Some Republicans were hatching the idea of creating one of those phony "Ain't Florida Swell" organizations that allow insiders to spend millions on television ads while leaving few fingerprints.
The whole idea was that they could drive votes to Chiles that otherwise would go to Sink. Do these guys where their American flag pins while they are plotting undermining elections?
Anyway, the Chiles campaign is about to be over but only for those who actually knew it started.