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.