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LeMieux now making case for why Crist should be VP

Signal the drum roll. As the governor continues to tell audiences that he's "not been asked" to be John McCain's running mate, and he's "focused on Florida," George LeMieux, the former chief of staff to Gov. Charlie Crist is starting to sound like a one-man promotional campaign. In an interview with the Miami Herald business reporter Martha Brannigan, LeMieux extols the virtues of a Vice President Crist:

"His politics are very similar to Sen. McCain,'' LeMieux said. "They both are solution-oriented people who do not care who lends the good idea, who's there to help in the effort, whether you are Republican, Democrat, what part of the country, or in Charlie Crist's sense, what part of the state, they just want to get good results. And they are not, in that sense, partisans. ... I also believe that Gov. Crist had a strong hand to play in Sen. McCain winning Florida and winning therefore the nomination. ...

"You have the middle eight to ten, 10 to 12 states that are going to decide the election … the swing, battleground, purple states. Florida is the most important state. And of the big three …  Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania … there is no Republican other than Charlie Crist that I believe can really help deliver a state for John McCain."

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If Florida is that much in danger of being lost, McCain's got bigger problems.

If a nominee is picking someone based on their state (bad idea), then you go after a someone from a state that you WANT to win, not NEED to win.

2:17 your post makes no sense. They WANT to win ALL of the states...and NEED to win enough to get 51% of the electoral votes...Florida has more registered Democrats than Republicans...in case you haven't noticed it has a history of being close in Presidential Elections..the only way for McCain to definately put Florida in the "win" column is to have the Governor on the ticket...that is not a reflection of McCain being in trouble...it is a reflection of a closely divided state....as is the country.

Charlie's been interviewing for the VP job - did you catch the formal interview with the state of the state speach that he moved to the evening. He's pretty obvious about it.

With no clear solutions on property taxes and insurance out of nowhere Charlie comes out with number 1 priority in Florida - HEALTHCARE.

Sorry Charlie -why don't you hunker down and work the job you have.

AustinP

Looking back on this it makes me laugh. Poor Christ was laughed out of office. http://www.pennystockstrategy.com

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