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Flip-O-Meter examines Charlie Crist past stances on Cuba, etc.


PolitiFact Florida has been putting former Gov. Charlie Crist's changing stances on hot topics on our Flip-O-Meter. We're not making a value judgment on that flip -- we're merely tracking whether he did indeed flip and to what extent. 

From PolitiFact's principles: "Indeed, voters often like politicians who are flexible and have the ability to compromise or adapt their positions to the wishes of constituents. Still, accusations of shifting positions are so common in politics that it is valuable to have us provide an analysis of a shift and rate the amount of change."

We gave Crist a Half Flip for his stance on abortion and a Full Flop for his stance on the Cuba embargo. Last year we gave Crist a Full Flop for his stance on gay marriage.