Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) is walking back comments he made in an interview earlier today about the recently enacted healthcare law.
Crist is mounting an independent bid for Senate against Republican Marco Rubio and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek.
Crist told a local TV station Friday that he would have voted in favor of President Obama’s healthcare proposal were he in the Senate. That was a reversal of his previous position against the healthcare law.
“I would have voted for it,” Crist said in the interview. “But I think it can be done better, I really do.”
But now, Crist says he “misspoke” in that interview. His campaign sent out a statement Friday afternoon clarifying Crist’s position on the healthcare law.
“If I misspoke, I want to be abundantly clear: the health care bill was too big, too expensive, and expanded the role of government far too much,” Crist said in a statement. “Had I been in the United States Senate at the time, I would have voted against the bill because of unacceptable provisions like the cuts to the Medicare Advantage program.”
The campaigns of both Rubio and Meek are having an absolute field day with Crist’s flip-flop.
The Rubio campaign blasted out an e-mail with the subject line, “Crist flips for sixth time on Obamacare!” The headline on an e-mail from the Meek campaign reads, “Breaking: Governor Crist diagnosed with political amnesia.”
For Crist’s opponents, this feeds right into the narrative both have been pushing about the independent governor — that he’s willing to shift his positions in whatever direction the political winds are blowing.
This is nothing more than another prime example of a politician willing to say/do anything to remain in power and continue to hold office. He is the type of politician that has lead America to the dire straits that it is currently in.
Crist, the Republican governor of Florida currently, switched parties to the Independent because he realized Marco Rubio, the current republican nominee for Senate in Florida, was in the process of beating him badly at the ballot box.
So, in true politican’s form, Crist switched parties so that he would at least have a chance during the November elections.
That alone and of itself should be reason enough for Floridians to not vote for Mr. Crist.
He is nothing but a coward and win at all costs politician and he could care less about the people he supposedly represents.
If he did have a backbone and actually stood for something he would have never switched parties to just get elected.
The man is a phoney and I can’t wait until November when his ass is handily beaten by the only true conservative running for Senate in Florida this November.
We, as a people, need to remove the political landscape of all politicians like Charlie Crist.
It does not matter if they are Republican or Democrat, as they are all corrupt bastards who need to go back to the private sector and feel what the rest of the country is experiencing.
Vote Marco Rubio if you are able to this November and he will help get this country back on the right path.