FL Gov.Charlie Crist is an ex-Republican now and will run as an independent!

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    Apr 28, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    Saying, he's not leaving the Republican party, the Republican party left him.

    And the Republican party's push to the far right continues.
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    Apr 28, 2010 7:47 PM GMT
    Next he'll come out if the closet.
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    Apr 28, 2010 8:33 PM GMT
    This is not surprising. For weeks polling data has shown moving to an independent ticket would move him from well behind to within the margin of error of the front runner.
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    Apr 28, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    Biggest question I've always had about Charlie is what PMS color is his tan?!icon_lol.gif
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    Apr 28, 2010 8:35 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidNext he'll come out if the closet.


    When his opponent starts bringing it up, as others have for years, Charlie may have no choice but to at least finally address it.
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 28, 2010 10:18 PM GMT
    Marco Rubio will still probably win, which really sucks for me and my fellow Floridians.

    IDK, but my gadar pings when I see Marco. Still, he's a total douche and wish him nothing but disaster for his election.
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    Apr 28, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    futuresooner saidMarco Rubio will still probably win, which really sucks for me and my fellow Floridians.

    IDK, but my gadar pings when I see Marco. Still, he's a total douche and wish him nothing but disaster for his election.



    Go Rubio!icon_biggrin.gif

    Crist supported the stimulus which as we have found out and 73% private sector economists agreed has been a BUST. This reminds of me of Arlen Specter in PA who openly admitted he turned democrat b/c he was well behind Republican Pat Toomey in the senate primary. Too bad for Specter and what i find absolutely hysterical is he is now neck and neck in the primary with another democrat and even if he wins the primary he is 10 pts down against Toomey! Hysterical!
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    Apr 28, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    Is this confirmed about Crist, or speculation?
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    Apr 28, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
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    Red_Vespa saidIs this confirmed about Crist, or speculation?
    It's all over CNN at the moment. I saw Steele (head of the GOP) interviewed by Wolf Blitzer 30 minutes ago and that was one of the things they talked about.


    His independence or his rumored loafer lightness?
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    Apr 28, 2010 11:17 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidNext he'll come out if the closet.


    Unless some sweet young thing comes forward and does it for him? ;-)
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    Apr 28, 2010 11:47 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidSaying, he's not leaving the Republican party, the Republican party left him.

    And the Republican party's push to the far right continues.

    Only if you define "far right" to being increasingly fiscally conservative. He recently caved into teachers unions in a brazen attempt to gain their support while pretty much alienating everyone else including voters. Crist dropped out because he couldn't win the primary - just as Arlen Specter did. Noteworthy is that Crist supported efforts to ban gay marriage and adoptions by gay parents.
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 28, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Of course he did, he was going with the republican schtick.
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    Apr 28, 2010 11:58 PM GMT
    futuresooner saidOf course he did, he was going with the republican schtick.



    If Crist was leading Rubio would Crist go independent? NO!! THis is simply a political move. Too bad for him he is still very much behind in a 3 man race.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
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    rickrick91 saidSaying, he's not leaving the Republican party, the Republican party left him.

    And the Republican party's push to the far right continues.

    Only if you define "far right" to being increasingly fiscally conservative. He recently caved into teachers unions in a brazen attempt to gain their support while pretty much alienating everyone else including voters. Crist dropped out because he couldn't win the primary - just as Arlen Specter did. Noteworthy is that Crist supported efforts to ban gay marriage and adoptions by gay parents.


    The push to the far-right is not a push BY Crist, it's a push OUT of Crist -by the increasingly extreme right Republican party.
    As in OUT of the Republican party.

    My point is that moderate commonsense guys like Crist are being forced out of the Republican party by the far-right majority of the Republican party.

    And the rebranded wing of the Repulican party known as the teabaggers are leading the way.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:12 AM GMT
    I want Crist to win the general election just so we can watch the sideshow of the Republican party asking him to join their caucus. Bwahahahahahahahaha!
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI want Crist to win the general election just so we can watch the sideshow of the Republican party asking him to join their caucus. Bwahahahahahahahaha!



    I have a feeling he'll still follow their party line 99.9% of the time
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    PAstud21 said
    futuresooner saidOf course he did, he was going with the republican schtick.


    If Crist was leading Rubio would Crist go independent? NO!! THis is simply a political move. Too bad for him he is still very much behind in a 3 man race.

    Crist is trailing Rubio in the Republican primary only. Polling says he would have a slight edge over Rubio in a 3 man race. Where are you getting your information that "he is still very much behind in a 3 man race"?
  • NashRugger

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    Apr 29, 2010 2:20 AM GMT
    Thank you, last time I checked, Kendricks Meeks is STILL behind Crist and Rubio in polls.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:26 AM GMT
    At least he's honest, right?



    Skip right to 15:10
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:31 AM GMT
    sportsguy933 saidAt least he's honest, right?



    Skip right to 15:10


    You're right.
    Crist is a Republican liar.
    And not the only one.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    Neither or em are gettin my vote though.

    Rubio is a douche, and Crist is a closeted liar.
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    Apr 29, 2010 2:35 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    sportsguy933 saidAt least he's honest, right?

    You're right.
    Crist is a Republican liar.
    And not the only one.


    And many democrats as well.

    However Crist was never a strong republican, he was in name only to advance his career. When that title no longer helped him, he switch it. It shows his lack of conviction and because of that would have been a horrible republican candidate in the senate.
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    Apr 29, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    futuresooner saidThank you, last time I checked, Kendricks Meeks is STILL behind Crist and Rubio in polls.


    http://blogs.tampabay.com/buzz/2010/04/poll-rubio-37-crist-30-meek-22.html

    "The latest Rasmussen Reports poll of Florida voters finds that 37 percent would vote for GOP frontrunner Marco Rubio, 30 percent for Crist and 22 percent for the likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek. That’s much closer than a month ago when Rubio had a 17-point advantage and Crist was in third place."
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    Apr 29, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    riddler78 said
    rickrick91 saidSaying, he's not leaving the Republican party, the Republican party left him.

    And the Republican party's push to the far right continues.

    Only if you define "far right" to being increasingly fiscally conservative. He recently caved into teachers unions in a brazen attempt to gain their support while pretty much alienating everyone else including voters. Crist dropped out because he couldn't win the primary - just as Arlen Specter did. Noteworthy is that Crist supported efforts to ban gay marriage and adoptions by gay parents.


    The push to the far-right is not a push BY Crist, it's a push OUT of Crist -by the increasingly extreme right Republican party.
    As in OUT of the Republican party.

    My point is that moderate commonsense guys like Crist are being forced out of the Republican party by the far-right majority of the Republican party.

    And the rebranded wing of the Repulican party known as the teabaggers are leading the way.


    I agree with Rick... again... icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 29, 2010 9:25 PM GMT
    Damn, I wonder how he gets so tan. Like for real.