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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist Endorses President Obama

Filed under: Politics — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 00:43

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Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist has endorsed President Obama for re-election. Said Crist in his endorsement statement today: .

“…an element of their party has pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they’ve proven incapable of governing for the people. Look no further than the inclusion of the Akin amendment in the Republican Party platform, which bans abortion, even for rape victims.


The truth is that the party has failed to demonstrate the kind of leadership or seriousness voters deserve.¬†Pundits looking to reduce something as big as a statewide election to a single photograph have blamed the result of my 2010 campaign for U.S. Senate on my greeting of President Obama. I didn’t stand with our president because of what it could mean politically; I did it because uniting to recover from the worst financial crisis of our lifetimes was more important than party affiliation. I stood with our nation’s leader because it was right for my state.

President Obama has a strong record of doing what is best for America and Florida, and he built it by spending more time worrying about what his decisions would mean for the people than for his political fortunes. That’s what makes him the right leader for our times, and that’s why I’m proud to stand with him today.”

It’s nice to see some rational truth come from a Republican. Thank-you Mr. Crist!

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