Despite some chatter Charlie Crist would run from Obamacare as it flounders, he's fully embracing it as he runs for governor as a Democrat.
Beyond the matter of belief, there's some political necessity here for Crist. He's running in a Democratic primary, there are doubts about the Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democrat's trustworthiness in his new party.
So Crist is taking that head on by, in the words of the Republican Party of Florida, "hugging Obamacare."
It's good for Crist (in the short term); and it's good for the RPOF, which thinks the Affordable Care Act will be a millstone in a general election.
Whodathunk Obamacare would be such a uniter. Here's the copy of today's email from RPOF (pardon the cut-and-paste job and any coding problems, not much time to strip it all away and clean it up):
STATEMENT FROM CHAIRMAN LENNY CURRY: "Charlie Crist has said he would vote for Obamacare, supports implementing Obamacare and that our country needs Obamacare. Now he's made it clear that he's running on Obamacare. He's been bragging about hugging President Obama and has made it clear he's hugging Obamacare. This government takeover of health care is something we can't afford and Charlie Crist is someone Floridians can't afford to be governor again."
LAST NIGHT, CHARLIE TOLD ED SCHULTZ HE "WON'T SHY AWAY" FROM RUNNING WITH OBAMACARE
NOVEMBER 18, 2013 - When Asked If He Would Run With Obamacare, Charlie Crist Said "I Won't Shy Away From It. I Think It's The Right Thing To Do. And I Feel That It My Heart." ("The Ed Show," MSNBC, 11/18/13)
TWO DAYS AGO, CHARLIE SAID "OUR COUNTRY NEEDED" OBAMACARE
THREE MONTHS AGO, CHARLIE CRIST SAID "IT'S VERY IMPORTANT WE GET OBAMACARE IMPLEMENTED" ...
... AND THANKED A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR FOR VOTING FOR IT
IN 2010, U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE CHARLIE CRIST SAID HE WOULD'VE VOTED FOR IT
AUGUST 27, 2010 - Charlie Crist On How He Would've Voted On Obamacare: "I Would've Voted For It." (Adam Smith, "Charlie Crist's Two Views On The Heath Care Bill,' The St. Petersburg Times, 8/27/10)