1-on-1 with Charlie Crist

By: Mike Vasilinda Email
By: Mike Vasilinda Email

Tallahassee, FL -

Governor Charlie Crist is about to become a private citizen. He won
three statewide elections and lost two. The first loss was expected,
the second unnecessary. Most believe he could have coasted to a second term.

“How about that. what about that. Well, I know people have
speculated about that. I am not so sure,“ Crist said.

Crist says he has no regrets that he chose to run for the US Senate.
He blames the economy more than anything for the dramatic change in
political fortunes. He also said, “It was a tsunami. no
question about it. I think the President put it well. what did he say.
We got shellacked. So did I. It happens.”

The Governor acknowledged his relationship with the man he appointed
to the Senate seat he coveted is strained. He is quoted as saying, “You know he is someone that I talk to on occasion.”

The Governor will spend several nights here in the mansion next
week, and then the moving begins. Crist says the everglades purchase
and protecting Florida are his proudest moments. He proudly stated,
“Highest graduation rate ever in the history of Florida.“

He will take little time off after leaving office and confirmed he
is negotiating with the giant Morgan and Morgan law firm as well as
others. “And I love its slogan. For the people. Fortunately, I have
received a lot of kind offers and i am grateful for that,“ Christ said.

Asked if he had any regrets, he says it was not marrying wife Carole
sooner. Crist and his wife of two years will live in St. Petersburg.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 01:40 PM
    Posted by: Steve Location: Tallahassee on Dec 3, 2010 at 08:11 AM . "Every political candidate should run on their own morals and values, NOT party talking lines. " That would disqualify every politician in America, on both sides. Good idea though.
  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:11 AM
    Guys, you just need to freakin' get over it and your partisan ways. He left your party. He did a fantastic job representing all citizens of this state and went with what the MAJORITY of the citizens wanted on pretty much every single issue, NOT what his party represented. He was elected to govern the STATE of Florida, NOT the REPUBLICAN PARTY of Florida. Its a shame he did not win the Senate seat, because I have ZERO trust that Rubio will represent anything other than the Republican Party. He certainly won't be representing me. This country needs to abolish the party system and outside influences. Every political candidate should run on their own morals and values, NOT party talking lines.
  • by Elizabeth Location: Tallahassee on Dec 3, 2010 at 05:01 AM
    Hit the road JACK and don't come back NO MORE and take your BREADED wife with U,we in Fla may be stupid BUT WE are NOT Dumb
  • by Anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 at 04:44 AM
    Hit the road Crist and move to San francisco, where you belong! Obama is the next one to hit the road!
  • by The Original Bob Location: Perry on Dec 3, 2010 at 03:21 AM
    Bye bye Charlie. With out a doubt, you are the most unprincipled politician I have ever seen. Now, you have paid the price for your unfaithfulness. Maybe your friend Obama will appoint you and Boyd to a cush administrative position with Fedzilla. I hope not.
  • by sTEVE Location: TALLY on Dec 2, 2010 at 06:00 PM
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