Skip to comments.Obama campaigns with former Republican Crist in crucial Florida
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.
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He's st00piter than I thought.
Romney will win Florida. Mortal lock. But if 0 wants to waste time and money here, fine.....
Smart move. Crist is extremelly popular here in Florida. (/s not really necessary)
Crist isn’t very popular in Florida, don’t know why Obama is dragging him into his campaign.
Looks like Morgan & Morgan is pimping out the closet queen to Obama.
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....
The two ladies are hoping to convince the ignorant.
Brevard county is a serious GOP stronghold .
The Soros Puppet killed off NASA and crushed the economy there!
They are desperate and stupid.
Obama isn’t good at anything except destroying this country.
Yep, Charlie Crist is a real winner./s
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.
Awesome! Let him campaign with one of the most hated and despised politicians in Florida......
That should help the enlightnend one.....snicker....
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.
Saw shallow Charlie driven in to the St. Pete College/Seminole campus event this morning.
I wonder what’s in it for crist.
Traveling around in OUR million dollar bus.
Buses bought solely for his campaign with OUR money.
Is that all he did “with” him?
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?
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.
Crist and the anticrist all cozy and huggy-wuggy.
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.
Buckwheat campaigning with a traitor. How unexpected.
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
“the back of the....bus”
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)
This article, for what it’s worth, pretty much confirms the gaydar.
" 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."
"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."
The perhaps unlikely but real possibly that inmate relations have taken place betwixt the gentlemen in question is highly disturbing to me.