Crist Begins 4-Day Promotion

By: Troy Kinsey Email
By: Troy Kinsey Email

Pensacola, FL - "God bless President Clinton! And you too, Senator Dole!"
En route from Panama City to Destin, Governor Crist didn't hide his enthusiasm over Bill Clinton's last-minute foray into Florida politics.
He admits he was on the phone with Clinton, Kendrick Meek and the White House about Meek dropping out. But, as to whether Crist initiated those talks, Crist says, "I really can't remember, and it really doesn't matter - what matters is what the people of Florida want!
And so, 'the people's express' rolled on.
"Government's supposed to be of the people, by the people, and for the people!"
The governor's main problem? Meek and Marco Rubio zeroing in on Crist's shifting positions. What they call flip-flopping, the governor calls wisdom.
Crist says, "I've used the analogy, Troy, that you know, I used to play quarterback, and sometimes you'll call a play in the huddle and literally be walking up to the line of scrimmage and realize that the defense has changed, the linebackers may have moved, you may be anticipating a blitz, and you call an audible, change the play, to do what's best for your team - or in my case, my state."
"Fresh from Florida!"
Crist did have one brief run-in with a tea partier at a stop on Navarre Beach.
"I'm kinda upset 'cause you left my party."
Crist: Oh, that's all right, you have a right to do that,
James: Oh, I know, but it's because you were losing to Marco, that's why you switched, and then...
Crist: No, James, you have a right to your opinion and so do I."

An opinion he's hoping can carry him to victory on Tuesday.
As for right now, Crist cut day one of his bus tour short because of a Pensacola shooting that wounded three sheriff's deputies.
The governor sped off to the hospital, where it turns out the deputies are alright.

"After all, we're Americans - it's how we roll."

If there's a benefit to the sudden change in schedule, the governor had a chance to look gubernatorial. It's unfortunate what happened, but he took charge.


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  • by The Original Bob Location: Perry on Oct 31, 2010 at 06:09 AM
    And in three more days, we the people are going to hand you a demotion. Sorry Charlie.
  • by Albert Location: Tally on Oct 30, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    Crist, don't you hear the musci. No one wants you to represent Florida any longer in anything. WE don't even want you to be spokesmen for the Semi-pro minor league youth squad. You hae had your time to live off of the tax payers, now become a door greater at Walmart, Sams, Costco, or somewhere. Just leave us alone. Trying to get Clinton to cut a deal with Meeks shows you don't have Florida citizens first, it is all about you.
  • by Bob Location: Jasper on Oct 30, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    I sure hope he loses. Doesn't matter who wins as long as it's not him.
  • by Louie Location: Tallahassee on Oct 30, 2010 at 04:46 AM
    The politics are whacky this year. So question is as Christ puts it, what is best for Florida? A right-wing extremist, a democrat that lacks leadership skills and will tow the line, or one that moves to the calling by whatever it takes. Long live the waffle!
  • by James on Oct 29, 2010 at 10:02 PM
    QUOTE FROM WCTV SITE: "It's unfortunate what happened, but he took charge." END QUOTE -- How did he take charge? A governor has zero jurisdiction in the shooting matter. He was just looking for publicity on his Tour. He should have done something real on his last Tour, The Public Corruption Tour he allegedly went on around the State where he let too numerous to mention commissioners and sheriffs remain in office.
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