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Hillary Clinton-Charlie Crist Ticket in 2016?
Sunshine State News ^ | November 23, 2013 | Jeff Henderson

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 Clinton’s 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 he’s 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 won’t 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.


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: charliecrist; florida; greeniguana; hillary; homosexualagenda
So the first all-homosexual ticket? Splendid. Will they come out before or after the win?
1 posted on 11/23/2013 3:41:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OH goody the DYke and the First Queen......YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!
(someone shoot me!)


2 posted on 11/23/2013 3:42:31 PM PST by MagUSNRET
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 11/23/2013 3:45:47 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 11/23/2013 3:47:06 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Crist is slimey


5 posted on 11/23/2013 3:52:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They would get the lesbian Ooompa Loompa vote


6 posted on 11/23/2013 3:55:41 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A truly puke worthy ticket.


7 posted on 11/23/2013 3:57:28 PM PST by dforest
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To: JohnBrowdie

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.


8 posted on 11/23/2013 3:57:57 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: driftdiver

He IS slimey. He probably planted this article


9 posted on 11/23/2013 4:01:19 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barf!


10 posted on 11/23/2013 4:16:08 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 11/23/2013 4:21:44 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana)


12 posted on 11/23/2013 4:27:48 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Obama's Rule #17: "Do whatever it f****** takes.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


13 posted on 11/23/2013 4:27:50 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

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...”


14 posted on 11/23/2013 4:37:19 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Obama's Rule #17: "Do whatever it f****** takes.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

15 posted on 11/23/2013 4:42:15 PM PST by PJ-Comix (Obama's Rule #17: "Do whatever it f****** takes.")
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To: PJ-Comix

LOL!

If you pull my left leg it plays jingle bells...


16 posted on 11/23/2013 4:42:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ask any Floridian with a brain: 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.

Politicians don't come any more worthless than Charlie Crist. He is the epitome of a career politician with NO principles whatsoever.

17 posted on 11/23/2013 4:45:24 PM PST by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: be-baw

He will do ANYTHING to get elected.


18 posted on 11/23/2013 5:17:17 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

now that is creepy


19 posted on 11/23/2013 5:19:31 PM PST by Nifster
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To: lee martell

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.


20 posted on 11/23/2013 5:20:40 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A gay and a lesbian. Talk about Democrat commitment to diversity.


21 posted on 11/23/2013 5:24:56 PM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: sargon

“...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.


22 posted on 11/23/2013 5:42:57 PM PST by Junk Silver
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


23 posted on 11/23/2013 5:45:13 PM PST by Ray76
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Don’t tell Martin O’Malley.


24 posted on 11/23/2013 5:54:34 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s unbelievable the stuff I read these days.


25 posted on 11/23/2013 5:56:05 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
First Charlie would need to win the Governorship of Florida, and already the RPOF got ads with Dems quoting how bad he was as Governor (when he was a RINO).

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.

26 posted on 11/24/2013 9:31:49 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: PJ-Comix
Charlie Crist (D-Green Iguana)

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!!

27 posted on 11/24/2013 9:38:21 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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To: ExCTCitizen

Adam is a good guy, from what I’ve read. Wasn’t he raised in the orange grove business?


28 posted on 11/24/2013 12:53:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Of the 4 wars in my lifetime none came about because the US was too strong." Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yes he was


29 posted on 11/24/2013 8:01:28 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Ben Carson/Rand Paul or Sara/Nikki in 2016)
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