Crist switched teams and endorsed Obama.
Rick Day, Hollywood
With his history of flip-flopping, shady wheeling-and-dealing, failed governorship and sordid acquaintances, the notion of a second term for this guy strains credulity.
New Democrat Crist’s integrity and record. Under Charlie’s watch, unemployment skyrocketed to 11.1 percent and 830,000 jobs were lost. He’s flip-flopped on taxes, the Cuban embargo, health care, the Obama stimulus program and his party affiliation — twice. As far back as October 2010, National Review Online had enough information to compile a “Charlie Crist Flip-Flop Hall of Fame.” Reversals on abortion, gay adoption and offshore drilling were documented, among others.
Most troubling are some of Crist’s closest friends, such as Ponzi-schemer Scott Rothstein, who is serving 50 years in prison. Rothstein recently said under oath that he had a “quid pro quo” relationship with then-Gov. Crist, involving judicial appointments favorable to Rothstein’s firm. In return, Crist would receive large campaign contributions. If even a particle of this is true, what does this say about the man’s character, judgment and respect for the law.
Charlie CA new charge emerged Tuesday from the swirling claims over former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist’s alleged homosexuality and desire to prevent scandal: that Crist appointed Sen. George LeMieux in order to keep him quiet. Crist failed as governor once and was trounced. (Report from WTSPs)