"For thirty-six years I've supported every Democratic nominee for governor of Florida,'' begins the e-mail from Miami public relations consultant Seth Gordon. "But this November I'll break this tradition and support my Republican friend Charlie Crist.''
Gordon said Crist transcends partisan politics, and he praised him for taking positions contrary to many members of his party. For example, Crist supports stem cell research. Gordon added that he asked himself: "Do I like him? Do I respect him? Does he have the overall capacity to govern? Charlie towers over his opponent in this regard.''