Former GOP Turncoat & Political Opportunist Florida Gov. Charlie Crist Backs Barack Obama … Good, He Just proved His True Political Beliefs
Ode to a career politician …
When I first read this news story it reminded me of the NFL draft and the last player selected, otherwise know as Mr. Irrelevant. Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist is the Sunshine’s state’s version of Mr. Irrelevant.
The former Republican, turned Independent, turned maybe I will run as a Democrat says he is going to backing Barack Obama in the 2012 Presidential election. This is sure to be a game changer and move the needle. NOT! Maybe this political opportunist can parlay this endorsement into a speaking role at the Democrat National Convention. Wasn’t this the same guy who pulled out of the Florida GOP primaries because he was getting trounced by Republican superstar Marco Rubio?He then ran as a so-called Independent and lost again badly to Rubio in Florida. On ABC ‘This Week’, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell dismissed former Florida GOP Governor Charlie Crist’s endorsement of Obama calling it just one more vote for the president in the Sunshine State.
Doesn’t this dude ever learn, it was his embracing of Obama in 2008 that got lost his job
On the cusp of the Republican National Convention that he helped bring to his home of Tampa Bay, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist goes all in for Democrat Barack Obama in a Tampa Bay Times editorial.
It’s looks like yet another indication that Crist, an independent, plans on becoming a Democrat and running for governor. The next sign: Whether he gets a speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
In some ways, Obama owes Crist, who literally and figuratively embraced the president’s stimulus plan in 2009 in Fort Myers when the rest of the Republican party was busy trashing it. Aside from being a political opportunist (Obama was popular at the time), Crist was being honest. He knew the Republican Legislature would have to take the money and that the state needed it to prevent deep budget cuts and state-worker layoffs. Every governor knew it. That’s why they all took nearly all of the stimulus money.
Does anyone remember just a couple of years ago when Crist said Obama would lose reelection like Jimmy Carter?
Video Hat Tip: The Gateway Pundit
Good grief, here is some of Crist’s OPED. Crist praised Obama’s vision built on a strong middle class, work and personal responsibility. Are you sure he was not referencing Mitt Romney? Obama’s vision and rhetoric has been one of class warfare and division of the races. Obama’s policies and liberal agenda have slowed the US economic recovery, not helped it. When Obama was first elected he was more concerned with passing Obamacare rather that aid jobs growth. His $787 billion stimulus to keep unemployment at 7% was a failure.
I’ve studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I’ve watched the failure of those who favor extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise, and I’ve seen how those who never lose sight of solutions sow the greatest successes.
As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history.
What a shock that a political opportunist like Crist it is rather peculiar that he would tout Obama’s success when most Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. Also, even this sample skewed poll that over sampled Democrats shows that Obama has a negative approval rating in Florida and Floridians favor Romney over Obama when it comes to the Sunshine’s state number one issue, the economy.