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Obama campaigns with former Republican Crist in crucial Florida
Reuters ^ | Sept. 8, 2012 | Jeff Mason

Posted on 09/08/2012 12:51:30 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day bus tour of the key election battleground state of Florida on Saturday with former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, who endorsed Obama's 2008 rival John McCain but has since left the Republican Party.

Trying to build on the momentum of this week's Democratic National Convention and overcome another tough jobs report, Obama is spending the weekend canvassing a state that he and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, both want to win in order to achieve victory in the November 6 U.S. election.

The Democratic incumbent hopes Crist, a once popular Republican governor, will help Obama appeal to political independents, who are likely to determine the victor in the state.

"We have a leader with a cool head, and his name is President Barack Obama," Crist told the crowd of some 11,000 at an outdoor rally.

"He is working hard for the middle class. He is working hard for Florida," Crist said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; fl2012

1 posted on 09/08/2012 12:51:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He's trying to win Florida and he brings Crist with him?

He's st00piter than I thought.

2 posted on 09/08/2012 12:53:42 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Romney will win Florida. Mortal lock. But if 0 wants to waste time and money here, fine.....


3 posted on 09/08/2012 12:55:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Smart move. Crist is extremelly popular here in Florida. (/s not really necessary)


4 posted on 09/08/2012 12:59:00 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: kristinn; amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; Matchett-PI; ...
Looks like Suntan Charlie is coming to our FReep.
Brevard County, Florida ping.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


5 posted on 09/08/2012 12:59:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Crist isn’t very popular in Florida, don’t know why Obama is dragging him into his campaign.


6 posted on 09/08/2012 1:03:08 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Morgan & Morgan is pimping out the closet queen to Obama.


7 posted on 09/08/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Free ThinkerNY
2010 Florida United States Senate Election Results:

Marco Rubio (R) -- 2,645,743 (48.89%)

Charlie Crist (I) -- 1,607,549 (29.71%)

Kendrick B. Meek (D) -- 1,092,936 20.20%

Obama was never very good at math....

8 posted on 09/08/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The two ladies are hoping to convince the ignorant.


9 posted on 09/08/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In a three-way U.S. Senate race in Florida in 2010 Crist got 30 percent of the vote. If anything his popularity has dropped since then. He is featured in TV commercial as a pitchman for Morgan & Morgan, a Florida personal injury law firm. It may be that Crist and Obama share the same moral and ethical values and he's being groomed as the next attorney general.
10 posted on 09/08/2012 1:12:22 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Brevard county ???

Brevard county is a serious GOP stronghold .

The Soros Puppet killed off NASA and crushed the economy there!

They are desperate and stupid.

11 posted on 09/08/2012 1:13:58 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !H)
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To: Random_User_250

Obama isn’t good at anything except destroying this country.

Yep, Charlie Crist is a real winner./s


12 posted on 09/08/2012 1:20:47 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Catsrus

One word caught my attention in the article. Momentum. Huh? Oh yeah, it’s rooters new service. Maybe just the “forward” motion of the bus. A short one at that.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


13 posted on 09/08/2012 1:27:10 PM PDT by rktman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Awesome! Let him campaign with one of the most hated and despised politicians in Florida......

That should help the enlightnend one.....snicker....


14 posted on 09/08/2012 1:40:35 PM PDT by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

any crowd pictures?

How many people were there?

BTW we should be emailing exmples of “forward” ads throughout history. The MSM should know, WE KNOW the history of “forward” as a slogan.


15 posted on 09/08/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: NonValueAdded

Saw shallow Charlie driven in to the St. Pete College/Seminole campus event this morning.


16 posted on 09/08/2012 2:03:44 PM PDT by 4integrity
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what’s in it for crist.


17 posted on 09/08/2012 2:34:48 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Traveling around in OUR million dollar bus.

Buses bought solely for his campaign with OUR money.


18 posted on 09/08/2012 2:38:02 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is that all he did “with” him?


19 posted on 09/08/2012 2:38:41 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Bridesheadfan
Even this Charlie could find a hook in Florida before Crist could.


20 posted on 09/08/2012 2:43:28 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv; theothercheek; Clintonfatigued; Impy; InterceptPoint; Just A Nobody; ...
Crist embraced Obama - literally - as the president campaigned for his economic stimulus bill in 2009, giving him a big hug that was videotaped and replayed endlessly. It reinforced Republican suspicions that Crist was not a true conservative.

Not only that, but, judging from the article, it may have reinforced suspicions about the sexual orientation of each of them.

Does Obama really think that tagging along with Crist will help him at all in Florida, or anywhere for that matter?

21 posted on 09/08/2012 3:08:07 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I know of not one person which likes Crist around here, if jug ears is going around with Crist then it certianly shows just how out of touch the Dems are.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 3:10:58 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: justiceseeker93

Crist and the anticrist all cozy and huggy-wuggy.


23 posted on 09/08/2012 3:17:20 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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24 posted on 09/08/2012 3:28:11 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: justiceseeker93

Obama and Crist campaigning in FL? There’s a Messianic joke there, but this Jew isn’t going to be the one to say it.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Buckwheat campaigning with a traitor. How unexpected.


26 posted on 09/08/2012 4:33:42 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: rmlew

My guess is the A Team is being sent to Florida to pry the money lose from known Rat donors who are sitting on their money


27 posted on 09/08/2012 4:34:33 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: lowbridge

“the back of the....bus”


28 posted on 09/08/2012 4:38:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: CutePuppy; Grampa Dave; ken5050; thouworm; Condor51; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; Libloather; ...
Here's Charlie Crist with his "pal" Scott Rothstein.

2009 ABC NEWS REPORT/ FLORIDA'S INFAMOUS SCOTT ROTHSTEIN Court documents filed 2009 by federal authorities sought the forfeiture of $1.2 billion he stole in Rothstein's massive Ponzis cheme. Federal agents seized $60 million worth of assets that hint at the lavishness of Rothstein's lifestyle. A selection of the items Rothstein purchased with other people's money included 20 luxury cars, 15 homes and other properties, an 87-foot yacht, 304 pieces of jewelry and $12 million stashed in Moroccan banks (Rothstein briefly fled to Morocco with some $20 million for three months when rumors of his alleged scam began to circulate. He returned by chartered jet in November to face US justice).

Rothstein falsified and manufactured numerous court documents---and even forged the names of judges---to inveigle unsuspecting investors into a scheme that purported to invest in fake liability court settlements that guaranteed a high rate of return. Rothstein connived to get investors by saying he was the lawyer in hundreds of settlement cases whereas lawyers say that the numbers Rothstein bandied about were an impossibility.

Rothstein also stole monies from his clients that were placed in escrow accounts that are never supposed to be touched. Rothstein begged for mercy but the judge gave Rothstein 20 years more than even prosecutors had asked. He is now serving 50 years in a federal prison.

FAST FORWARD TO TODAY---HUFF POST REPORTED 8/6 2012---SCOTT'S WIFE, KIM ROTHSTEIN was charged with money laundering conspiracy and other charges for allegedly concealing more than $1 million in jewelry from federal investigators and later attempting to sell some of it.

Prosecutors filed the charges against Kim Rothstein, 38, and four other people named as her co-conspirators. One key piece was a 12-carat diamond ring that was central to the bankruptcy proceedings in the collapse of Rothstein's Ponzi and his storied law firm---Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler.

A local jewelry store that had sold the ring to Scott Rothstein was trying to find it, leading to a web of lies and deception that even included a false claim that the ring had been sold to a dead man, prosecutors said. Kim even inveigled the jailed Rothstein to testify falsely WRT the ring.

In a February 2010 bankruptcy deposition, Kim Rothstein falsely testified under oath that "all of the missing jewelry had been turned over to the government." Now, prosecutors are seeking forfeiture of those items that were secreted by Kim Rothstein:

_Five rings, including the infamous 12-carat ring, her engagement ring, and a wedding band w/ 18 emerald cut diamonds.

_10 watches, a Rolex Daytona Cosmograph with leopard print design, a women's gold and diamond Piaget and a platinum and diamond Pierre Kunz.

_5 sets of earrings, four necklaces, two bracelets. _A pair of pearl, diamond and sapphire cufflinks; several silver pens;

_A variety of gold coins, including 26 South African Krugerrands and 50 1-ounce gold bars.

_More than $33,000 in cash.

======================================================

CHARLIE CRIST AND 2008 CAMPAIGN FLOP JOHN MCCAIN

ROTHSTEIN AND MCCAIN (McC returned Rothstein's campaign donations)


29 posted on 09/09/2012 6:33:43 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Liz


30 posted on 09/09/2012 7:18:00 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: justiceseeker93

This article, for what it’s worth, pretty much confirms the gaydar.

http://www.bilerico.com/2012/09/charlie_crists_closet_is_about_to_shatter.php


31 posted on 09/09/2012 8:30:42 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Condor51
NON-STOP TAMPA GAYDAR Crist and Obama----and Silver and Cuomo (/snix).

" Yes, I gave Gov Cuomo oral sex in Tampa.
"Naomi Rivera and I took turns---the guy is insatiable."

"See, Naomi and I are in deep-deep legal doo-doo
and we need Andy to call off the big dogs in Albany."

32 posted on 09/09/2012 9:07:05 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: Condor51

"As a devout Orthodox Jewish man, I can't wear my
yarmaluke in public b/c my rabbi said I was a disgrace
to the Orthodox faith. "

" So I dyed my hair at the sides and bought a black
hairpiece so it looks like I'm wearing a yarmaluke."

33 posted on 09/09/2012 9:14:43 AM PDT by Liz ("Come quickly, I'm tasting the stars." Dom Perignon)
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To: justiceseeker93

The perhaps unlikely but real possibly that inmate relations have taken place betwixt the gentlemen in question is highly disturbing to me.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 12:02:46 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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