« Scott's Miami TV ad featured convicted smuggler | Main | Plaintiffs oppose redrawn congressional map, ask the court to draw districts »

Charlie Crist voted for Charlie Crist

With Barack Obama's approval ratings lately barely cracking 40 percent, plenty of Democrats will keep their distance from the president heading into the midterms, just as Alex Sink did she when ran for governor in 2010. Not Charlie Crist, who said today he hopes to be campaigning side by side with the president.

"I hope so," he said when asked about campaigning with Obama. "I hope everybody does."

His comments came as he, Carole Crist, and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman left the Supervisor of Elections office in downtown St. Petersburg, after casting their ballots early.

"It's so convenient, it's nice and quiet. You have the opportunity to really think it through," Crist said about voting early. We're not sure how long it took him to think through the Democratic gubernatorial primary choice, but "I voted for Charlie Crist," he said.

The other Democrat running is former state Sen. Nan Rich of Broward County, who has not had any money to air TV ad but has criss-crossed the state visiting Democratic clubs and activists. If Rich receives more than 25  percent of the vote, will that reflect on Crist's strength heading into the general election?

"What matters to me is hopefully being the nominee. That's all I'm focusedc on. I hope to win this primary next Tuesaday,"  responded Crist, saying he "would hope to" campaign with Rich after he primary, but there are no plans for that yet.

A TV reporter asked Crist about his recent campaign bus tour on a yellow school bus:  "Did you know there are rules about using yellow buses for things other than educational purposes?"

"Well,"  Crist said, "it was an educational purpose, no question about that. I think we had an opportunity to educate the public about Rick Scott's cuts to education."

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

ed jenkins

Democrat primary voters are disgusted that party leaders continue to ignore the many ethical and legal troubles this scumbag crist has brought to their party which have been exposed nearly every day. Now we find that he illegal used school buses for non-school purposes. The democrat primary voters ask for the 100th time that their party leaders support the nancy lady or find a replacement for this scumbag crist since they realize what party leaders do not: that he was a Trojan horse sent by republicans to destroy the democrat party.

Reynard

Maybe Charlie can get Jim Greer's voting rights restored just in time for the big show.

Hmmmm....

"Well," Crist said, "it was an educational purpose, no question about that. I think we had an opportunity to educate the public about Rick Scott's cuts to education."


Not as defined by statute you moron! How did you pass the bar for crying out loud? Oh, thats right, it took you three times.

Voice of reason

Hmmmm,

You are too literal. That was exactly the kind of answer an astute lawyer would give. It called turning the question around!

ed jenkins

Democrat primary voters have now seen this scumbag crist admit to breaking the law and now wonder what it will take for party leaders to remove their preferred status from him and remove him from the ballot. When will they announce their endorsement for the nancy lady or find a new candidate, when this scumbag is finally behind bars and ineligible to vote or will it hopefully be before that?

Voice of reason

It ain't happening ed. In 9 more days the nancy lady will be attending a unity breakfast with the Democratic nominee.

Hmmmm....

Voice - ah yes, the exact kind of answer an astute politician would give... and one that is avoiding the real issue...

But was a way to transition to the passing the bar statement...

Hmmmm....

And voice, 9 more days until Nan is supporting Charlie...

Voice of reason

Hmmm,

Who is buying dinner and where?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment