Crist Gives Endorsement to Obama
Charlie Crist the former Republican Governor of Florida has endorsed President Barack Obama. The endorsement continued the makeover of the former Republican turned independent. Crist said Obama was the right leader.
Crist said that Obama’s record was strong and he built a strong record thanks to worrying more about what he decisions would mean to people rather than worrying about his fortunes as a politician. Crist said he is proud to support and endorse Obama.
Crist gave praise to Obama for helping the middle class, for strengthening Medicare, for guiding the country through a collapse in the economy, for supporting public education and for investing in the nation’s airports, roadways and railroads.
The comments by Crist seem to point that he is leaning more to becoming another Democrat and potentially running for governor again in 2014 against current Governor Rick Scott. Crist would complete a full metamorphosis if he becomes a Democrat after once saying he was a Reagan Republican.
The independent’s career in politics came to a screeching halt in 2010. He left the Republicans to run for a seat in the Senate and was easily defeated my Marco Rubio, a Republican.
Crist said that Republicans had moved too far right for him on issues about women, immigrants, students and senior citizens. He says with that shift that they became incapable of running the government for the people.
His endorsement received criticism from Republicans for being what they called opportunistic. The Republicans also faulted Obama for becoming aligned with the former governor of Florida.