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Even to opponents, Crist running mate Annette Taddeo is a 'class act'

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The Miami-Dade County Republican Party leader quickly summed up the opposition’s greatest strength.

“The best asset that the Miami-Dade Democratic Party has is Annette Taddeo,” Nelson Diaz, chair of the local GOP, said during a spring good-government seminar arranged by the Miami Dade College faculty union.

“As the Democrat chair, she’s very involved,” he said. “She worked hard to organize and mobilize the left wing of her party — which is now the party’s base — making them more of a presence. She made us work harder.”

Now, Taddeo has a much bigger role in state politics: running mate for Democrat Charlie Crist, who tapped her on Thursday to become the first female Hispanic lieutenant governor if the ticket can knock off Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera.

Unlike Lopez-Cantera, Diaz says, he doesn’t believe Taddeo, a Miami businesswoman who runs a translation company, is ready to become governor because she has never held elected office or run a large company.

But when it comes to the mechanics of fundraising and generating buzz, Republicans should not — and will not — take her lightly, Diaz said.

Taddeo twice has run for elected office — Congress in 2008 and the Miami-Dade County Commission in 2010 — and lost both times. An avid partisan Scott-basher, Taddeo jumped at the chance to help Crist when he called her Tuesday to offer her a spot on the ticket.

“I am so fired up. And I’m ready,” Taddeo told Crist, paraphrasing the Obama campaign’s fired-up, ready-to-go call-and-response mantra.

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ed jenkins

Democrat primary voters including this one are disgusted that party leaders fail to see what a disaster the scumbag crist is who now is obvious to everyone but them was sent as a Trojan horse to destroy the democrat party. We now see republican leaders are happy about this almost equally disastrous lady that has several aliases who has joined the scumbag crist who has told her he doesn't like the jews so she should use her alias that does not contain a jewish name. Democrat primary voters call once and for all for the removal of party leader preferred status from this most horrible crist if not removal from the primary entirely due to his man yunethical and illegal activities and the fact that all now know he has been sent as a Trojan horse to destroy the democrat party.

Jews for Crist

Sorry ed we all love Charlie & Annette!

Real Reagan Republican

Communist Republican Nelson Diaz at his best, apologizing for his wonderful Democrat partner.

Nelson Diaz and Ariel Pereda
Nelson Diaz and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz
Nelson Diaz and Democrat lobbyist

Navy Seal Veteran

If Mr. Nelson Diaz likes Ms. Taddeo-Goldstein so much, why doesn't he apply now for the vacancy she just created. I'm sure he could help his friends even more that way.

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