Skip to comments.Fmr. Gov. Charlie Crist Endorses Obama
Posted on 08/26/2012 6:43:57 PM PDT by Mozilla
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed President Barack Obama in an op-ed in The Tampa Bay Times on Sunday. Touting the president for serving as the nations calm, Crist, now a registered independent, decried the GOPs shift to the extreme right.
POLITICO noted that while the move isnt a shock, the interesting aspect is related to ongoing rumors about Crist running for governor again, only as a Democrat. While he doesnt make any mention of a run in the op-ed, if Obama wins Florida, this would be a handy thing for Crist, whose original consulting team is with Romney, to point to having done and supporting the Democratic president is sort of a half-measure toward announcing as one himself.
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He is a loon. Read somewhere he thought Obama might lose like Carter at some Republican retreat. cuckoo cuckoo
This confirms his narcissism; it’s all about me! He and 0bama are well suited for each other.
Aren’t there - like - dozens of Democrats who switched to the GOP back in 2009 and 2010? I mean at the state level.
does he have some sort of grudge against the country?
Good. It’s really important that we expose and eliminate all ‘plants’ from the party. The Republican party is much more to the left now than it has ever been, yet the ideologues on the left call the party ‘extreme’. What this really shows is how incredibly extreme the left has become. JFK would fit much more into the Republican party of today than into the extreme party that the democrats have become.
Maybe Crist wishes to take Biden’s place on the DemocRAT ticket? I wouldn’t put it past Obama to try something like that.
It’s OK, if he ran for POTUS as the GOP nominee in 2016, he would still get votes from people talking about how he’s better than a Democrat.
Not a surprise.
It proves there is a lot lefties that should not be in the GOP, period.
It also proves, we the people are not stupid at all!... we know something when it stinks... and this guy did and does.
Wow, what a shock /s............I am so glad Rubio won the Primary a couple of years ago!!! Can you imagine if Crist was a Florida Senator???
Wonder if he got permission from his boyfriend.
Let’s face it. This is all about Obama making it so Crist can get married. If you know what I mean. And I think you do.
Isn’t he as dead as Al Hunt?????
I write news for radio, and by sheer coincidence, I was reading some background on Crist just last week. It was for a story about Todd Akin on how the NRSC had backed other candidates instead of the conservative. The quote I found from a few years back was from John Cornyn, explaining why Crist was the best GOP choice for Senate and how Rubio would have other opportunities in the future. Thank God voters were smarter than that and gave Rubio his opportunity right then.
The same story mentioned that conservatives who disagreed with Cornyn said that if Crist were in the race, the Democrats wouldn’t even have to bother to field a candidate. And now, we see just how true that was.
Anybody who would endorse Obama at this point is needing to be locked up in a nuthouse.
“He and 0bama are well suited for each other.”
Let the sorry sob disappear into the bowels of Kenya with Osama bin Obama come January. Evil does as evil sees, as evil is.
In Crist’s defense he DID keep Janet Reno out of the state house.
If Charlie Christ is a REPUBLICAN,then I’m Albert Einstein!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, good Lord. This moron just keeps sinking lower and lower. Thank God he is no longer our governor.
In related news: Water is wet!
Is it any wonder he endorsed Obama? LOL LOL
HOW has 0failure been good for Florida over the last 3 1/2 yrs??
name one thing
i’ve seen unemployment numbers as high as 17%... housing prices through the floor... net worth 1/4 or less of what it was 4 years ago... food prices almost doubled... gas prices doubled...
what more damage could he do without actually burning down the towns?
and yet this turd is something we’re supposed to want to hang onto for ANOTHER four years??
ARE YOU ON CRACK!?!
Yes. I think Democrats infiltrated the Republican Party between 1970 and 2000 in order to disrupt the party from being conservative.
ONE QUEER TO ANOTHER...
WHO REALLY CARES!!!!
At least now we know who will be the "surprise Republican" to speak at the Demonazi convention.
Future result for Akin?
i am sooooo glad that worm is no longer a Republican!!!
First we lost Arlen——now Charlie. This is getting depressing.
The guy is now a slip-n-fall lawyer who knows the only way to get a Governor job is to help 0bama win FL, and then rake in his own Dem bucks. Keep an eye on what he does to keep voter fraud alive in FL...
“This confirms his narcissism; its all about me! He and 0bama are well suited for each other.”
And let’s not forget good old Todd Akin. With most of these people, it’s all about mmmmme!
It was love at first sight.
As someone who has known Charlie Crist for about 25 years and served with him in the Florida Senate from 1994-98, I believe his endorsement of President Obama today is vintage Charlie Crist: think of yourself first.
There is no other explanation for the fact that the Charlie Crist who I served with, who used to routinely stand on the floor of the Senate and ask if there was a new tax or fee increase hidden in a bill would now endorse the President responsible for the single largest tax increase in our nations history. I believe that philosophies can change over a lifetime but someone who has any kind of core philosophy to start with doesnt change 180 degrees. Todays statement by Charlie Crist was nothing but the first step on his next campaign. The stage was set and he is trying to walk onto it like the opportunist that he is.
Today I am proud to represent the Senate District that Charlie Crist used to represent. It is because of my high regard for the people I represent that I am wading into this issue. I believe the timing of Charlie Crists statement today is particularly insulting to the men and women in the Tampa Bay area that Charlie Crist used to represent, who gave him their time and money in his multiple campaigns.
Once again, in keeping with his motto think of yourself first, Charlie has chosen to make this statement today when the eyes of the world are on our area, specifically the old Senate District he used to represent. In that district are thousands of Republicans who are very proud the day has finally come that our area can host the Republican National Convention. One of those people is Al Austin, the Chair of the Host Committee, whose dream and perseverance led to the opportunity that our region has this week.
He is the same Al Austin who steadfastly supported Charlie Crist in each of his campaigns, didnt turn his back on him when he became an independent, and has in many ways treated Charlie Crist like a son. What Charlie Crist has done today is an affront to Al, Governor Bob Martinez, and others like him who have been friends and supporters of Charlies through the years but who worked their hearts out to get this convention to Tampa.
Once again Charlie Crist has proven that, to him, no friend or philosophy is as important as the next political office. On behalf of my constituents in Tampa Bay, I resent his attempt to steal the spotlight from our convention and the many men and women who made this day possible.
Just announced on our local Florida news Crist is speaking at the DEM convention.
Enjoy, Dems. You are welcome to him. I disliked him from the very first time I ever heard him speak. I thought, well, that’s a slimey snakeoil politician if I ever heard one.
He answered a question in debates with a real conservative with some kind of idiotic, “I love to walk on the beaches” story, and never answered the original question.
Didn’t this guy disappear a couple of years ago? He’s a homo with a beard wife and he hawks victims for some injury law firm. A real low life. Why on Earth could anyone care about him.
This is no surprise as Charlie is featured all over Florida on Morgan and Morgan billboards, and Morgan held a big Obama event at his house earlier this year!
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