Skip to comments.Crist Gets Cozy With Harry Reid, White House
Posted on 05/10/2010 4:00:35 PM PDT by Publius804
It appears that newly Independent Senate candidate Charlie Crist may find support from key Democrats, including the Obama White House and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Crist announced April 28 that he is breaking away from the Republican Party to run for the U.S. Senate as an Independent.
The Wall Street Journal reported Monday that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid placed a call to Crist last week. Reid has refused to say what they discussed, but the Journal says that "some Crist allies are taking it as a sign of cooperation to come."
Also, sources say the White House has been fielding calls from top Democratic operatives asking for permission to help Crist with his campaign. That would be vital to Crist, given that his Republican support has dried up since he left the GOP.
"Some Democrats are trying to figure out a way to go help Charlie Crist," NBC White House correspondent Chuck Todd reported Monday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "Crist has reached out. Will the White House say, 'Hey, you do this you're persona non grata in the Democratic Party going forward?' Or will this be their tact way of saying, 'Look, you do what you do, we'll see you in 2012'."
Publicly, the White House is saying it enthusiastically backs the Democratic candidacy of Kendrick Meek.
But it may hedge its bet by giving insiders the green light to work on the Crist campaign as well.
The administration's ambivalence stems in part from Meek's strong support during the 2008 campaign for Obama's chief rival, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton. Crist, by contrast, literally embraced President Obama and his economic stimulus proposals.
Many believe that killed Crist's chances of getting the GOP senate nomination over conservative insurgent Marco Rubio, a former speaker of Florida's House.
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Maybe Harry can come to Florida and campaign for his new buddy Charlie.
I HATE politicians like Crist. To them party affiliation is just a game. A political party is nothing without core beliefs. Hell even the Democrats are more cohesive than the GOP. Good riddance to this traitorous girly man.
..when your a SNAKE, ANY NEST WILL DO......
He just sounds like a kid who got beat up on the playground every day.
What good will Harry Reid do for Crist if he gets elected? He should be calling Schumer.
Crist has a new butt buddy how cool.
What a disgusting human that Crist is showing to be. Crispy fried is his future — moron!
“Broward County Commissioner Al Jones is no longer the sole Republican on the nine-member board. Now they’re all Democrats.
Jones switched parties in recent days, saying the county’s District 9 is heavily Democratic and he wants to win election there in the fall. He was appointed in November by Gov. Charlie Crist, a Republican at the time, to take the seat of fallen Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion, brought down on corruption charges.”
Crist telegraphed his snake-like nature way back in November. This is one of Florida’s largest counties and heavily Dem. He could have appointed a conservative and earned points in the primary against Rubio. But oh no....lets appoint a black RINO who is barely even RINO. There were plenty of conservatives here of all kinds of ethnic origins to replace a black commissioner.
Crist and Soetoro should be pretty compatible, at least socially.
Reid has something in common with Crist, they will be both unemployed next Jan.
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