Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton-Charlie Crist Ticket in 2016?
Posted on 11/23/2013 3:41:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Charlie Crist could be playing for high stakes beyond Tallahassee come 2014 as he could end up on Hillary Clintons short list in 2016.
Back when he was a Republican, Crist looked to play at the national level. Long before he was governor, Crist was running for the U.S. Senate against Bob Graham. Instead of running for a second term as governor, which would have been a slam dunk, Crist once again looked to move to the Senate. Back in 2008, after helping deliver the Florida primary to John McCain, Crist looked to join the Republican ticket as his running mate. Crist came close and ended up nominating Sarah Palin who ended up as the vice presidential candidate.
Crist left the GOP in 2010 and joined the Democrats two years later. Now hes running for governor and has a good shot at beating Rick Scott next year. If Crist wins, he will be a much bigger star at the national level than he was during his first term as governor. Besides presiding over the largest swing state in the nation, Crist will get national attention with his various party switches.
All of this could lead to a second opportunity for Crist to make a run at the vice presidency. Clinton is a heavy favorite to be the Democratic presidential nomination. The name most often brought up as a good running mate for Clinton is Mark Warner. Admittedly, Warner makes sense for Clinton. He comes from Virginia which should be a battleground state in 2016. With a background as governor and a U.S. senator, Warner has a wealth of experience which would qualify him to be president. Warner is also seen as a moderate Democrat, helping Clinton, who has been seen as a liberal in her more than 20 years on the national stage, winning centrist voters.
Despite his recent conversion to the Democrats, Crist has much the same credentials as Warner. As a former Republican, he would be seen as a moderate, helping win over independents and voters worried Clinton is too liberal. Crist could help reel-in moderate Republicans for Clinton. He also hails from Florida which should be a battleground state in 2016.
There are some downsides, of course, to Crist ending up on the Democratic ticket. Republicans will have a field day bashing him as a flip-flopper and liberals could slam the pick. But Crist will have some experience with that since Republicans will hammer him on this in the gubernatorial race.
Clinton probably wont choose Crist though he could end up on her short list. Regardless, if he wins, Crist will be much more prominent on the national stage as a Democrat than he was as a Republican in the shadow of Jeb Bush.
OH goody the DYke and the First Queen......YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!
(someone shoot me!)
I doubt whether Hillary would be that stupid.
The Democrats welcome RINOs who switch parties, but if they run for re-election, then they kick them to the curb. Why should they support some interloper, when it’s THEIR turn?
If Hillary picked Crist, I think there would be a lot of resentment in Democrat circles. And she needs their support.
no way. party flippers never fly. not to mention party flippers that got their asses kicked last time out.
crist is a total loss. we can only hope they’re that stupid.
Crist is slimey
They would get the lesbian Ooompa Loompa vote
A truly puke worthy ticket.
Crist may be a total loss, but the idiots here in Florida will vote for him. He’s 7 points up on Scott right now according to Quinnipiac, which I understand means absolutely nothing, but I hate to think that the governor’s race next year is going to even be remotely close.
I voted for Crist years ago when he ran as a Pubbie. He won’t get my vote this time around.
He IS slimey. He probably planted this article
Hillary and Bill have been making so much noise about her running for President in a few years, I’m actually starting to doubt it will happen. Why does she need to flap her gums about leading the nation, when she was employed by that same president until very recently? Why the need to flap her wings talking about Woman Power when we’ve heard all that before. She may be sincere, but I think Bill and Hill are trying to construct a lock on the biggest party donors now before anyone else seriously declares. Hillary may know that most of her influence is either mythologic or on the wane, so she changes to topic to something more empowering.
I think the Clintons are planning to be more the Kingmaker like Bloomberg or Soros or the Koch Bros.
Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana)
The wide ride and the wide stance?
The doors will open wide and queer eye for the pink eye will give the White House a complete maker on soft pastors and beige colors.
At state dinners all will be required to raise their pinkies when sipping on a gaytini
My favorite Charlie Crist newspaper story came from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel which began the article: “Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is engaged to a woman...”
If you pull my left leg it plays jingle bells...
Politicians don't come any more worthless than Charlie Crist. He is the epitome of a career politician with NO principles whatsoever.
He will do ANYTHING to get elected.
now that is creepy
Men and women don’t see wrinkled old women as leaders outside of the family.
The women I know are crueler then men on this subject.
A gay and a lesbian. Talk about Democrat commitment to diversity.
“...if Hillary were to pick Crist as a running mate for 2016, she would immediately qualify, hands down, as the stupidest human being on the face of this earth.”
I consider Hillary to be pre-qualified in that regard.
Put Clinton under oath and find out what happened at Benghazi.
It’s been more than a year, what the hell are they waiting for?
Don’t tell Martin O’Malley.
It’s unbelievable the stuff I read these days.
Rick Scott may retire and Adam Putnam (former congressman now the sec of Agriculture) might run. It is just a rumor, but I think, Rick will win again.
Charlie Crist (D-Morgan & Morgan)
John Morgan hired Charlie (the orange skinned SLEEZEBAG) to be a lawyer at Morgan & Morgan (or as call it Moron & Moron). John Morgan is a fairly Liberal Obama supporter/ attorney. His whole law firm is SLIMEY so Charlie fits in with them.
Rick will win, because the Republicans will turn out in force to DEFEAT Charlie SLEEZE!!
Adam is a good guy, from what I’ve read. Wasn’t he raised in the orange grove business?
Yes he was
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