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Captured on Video: Why Rich Tea Partiers Make Such Bad Elected Officials

FOX 13 News

If this video — from a FOX affiliate! — doesn’t explain why Florida Democrats and independents are willing to embrace the previous flip-floppin’ governor (Charlie Crist) to get rid of the current one, nothing will.

Warning: Rick Scott’s countenance will haunt your sleep.


Charlie Crist Has the ‘Intellectual Horsepower of Yogurt’

He has all the intellectual horsepower of yogurt. But I admire his political skills. If Rick Scott could work a room like Charlie Crist, he’d be up by 25 points.

— GOP strategist Rick Wilson, quoted by the Washington Post, on former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D).


Crist Holds Lead Over Scott in Florida Governor Race

46% to 38%

Margin by which Charlie Crist (D) is leading Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the governor’s race, according to a new Quinnipiac poll in Florida. Pollster Peter Brown: “The best number in this poll for Crist — and the biggest problem for Scott — is that a majority of Florida voters say the current governor does not deserve a second term in Tallahassee. Voters also give Crist a higher job approval for when he ran the state than any approval rating Scott has received in his three years on the job.”


Florida Governor’s Race Looks Tight

43% to 41%

The spread, respectively, of the gubernatorial race between Charlie Crist (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R), a new Public Policy Polling survey in Florida shows.

Poetic Justice

No More PDAs!

A bro-hug put an end to Charlie Crist’s Senate ambitions
And a post-Sandy clinch might cost Chris Christie the nomination.
Be that as it may,
Obama outdid himself today.
Shaking hands with a Castro — now THAT’s an abomination!

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3 Things to Know About Florida Politics Now

  1. Former Florida Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is running for governor in 2014 as a Democrat. The official announcement was made in Crist’s hometown of St. Petersburg, and puts an end, not to speculation that Crist would run, but to when the campaign would begin. It’s on.
  2. Alex Sink (D), former state chief financial officer, who lost to Gov. Rick Scott (GOP/Tea) in 2010 by 1% in a campaign where Scott provided $75 million of his own money, announced she is running for Congress to fill the seat of U.S. Rep. Bill Young (R), who died in October. Sink claims a fundraising headstart, and if successful, will help chip away at the Republican majority in the House. Dist. 13, where Sink is running, is 37.7% Republican, 35.2% Democratic, 23.2% independent, and the rest “other.”
  3. Republicans are already gunning for both Crist and Sink. This promoted tweet from the Florida GOP went up as Crist was delivering his announcement:


Charlie Crist: Man of Deeds, Not Words — and Vice Versa

I really want people to judge me by my deeds, not my words.

— Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D), quoted by the Florida Times-Union, alluding to his previous life as a Republican.


Florida Governor Achieves Highest Approval Rating Ever: 43%


Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) highest-ever approval rating, though 44% still disapprove, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. Scott continues to trail former Gov. Charlie Crist in a general election match-up, 47% to 37%, a slight improvement from his 16-point deficit in March.


How Much Does Obama Want to Hug Charlie Crist?

I can admit it now – I can hug him all I want.

— Pres. Obama, coming out of the closet about his affection for former Gov. Charlie Crist at a fundraiser in Tampa, site of the recent 2012 GOP convention. Crist went down in flames in his race for U.S. Senate against Marco Rubio as he switched from Republican to no party affiliation, married a New York socialite amid rumors that he is gay, and was dogged by a photograph of a clearly platonic shoulder hug with the president shortly after Obama was elected. Crist is said to be contemplating running for his old office of governor in 2014, but this time as a Democrat.

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Florida’s Newest Democrat: Mrs. Charlie Crist

Carole Crist: Too smart to be a Republican?

While the obvious question might be, “What took you so long?” the fact remains that even Carole Rome Crist, wife of former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, is now a Democrat.

Crist himself, of course, left the Republican party when it went all tea party crazy and lined up behind eventual winner Marco Rubio in the 2010 Florida Senate race. But Charlie simply dropped out of the GOP to become an independent while Mrs. Crist is taking the more active step of registering as a Democrat.

Which straw, we wonder, broke the camel’s back and turned Carole from red to blue?