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#30 : August 27, 2010, 12:59:17 PM

Crist is responsible as well. Those things he did as a Republican, I'll forgive.

That's convenient.



Because that's pure politics.

You're right.  Crist is definitely your man.



If Crist had won that primary, would you be as upset?

You mean the primary he chickened out of because he was getting his clock cleaned?  He was never going to win the Republican Primary.


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#31 : August 27, 2010, 01:09:46 PM

He may not have to win a primary to be a Senator. 
 

Quit beefing about the past and start hoping for the future

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#32 : August 27, 2010, 02:55:23 PM

Rubio needs to fail at all costs, or else dark days are ahead.


Dark days are ahead? And what the hell do you call today? Washington is already flooded with politicians like Crist who are in it strictly for themselves, do not care about the voters, and will change his stances with the political winds.

There is no balance in this government. It's being run by a far-left president and a socialist congress that can't control their spending. Voting for Crist is a vote fot the establishment that is destroying this country right now. Barack Obama in 18 months spent more money on his failed stimulus plans than the cost of the entire Iraq war. And he's not stopping. We need to stop this before we end up with a currency that aint worth sh**.

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#33 : August 27, 2010, 04:45:21 PM

Crist may have just lost the election today...

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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.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/116145-crist-says-he-misspoke-on-healthcare-

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#34 : August 27, 2010, 04:52:45 PM

Crist may have just lost the election today...

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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.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/116145-crist-says-he-misspoke-on-healthcare-

LMAO.

I don't know how people can't see him for the slimeball politician that he is, especially after the events of this past year.


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#35 : August 27, 2010, 05:21:24 PM

Rubio needs to fail at all costs, or else dark days are ahead.


Dark days are ahead? And what the hell do you call today? Washington is already flooded with politicians like Crist who are in it strictly for themselves, do not care about the voters, and will change his stances with the political winds.

There is no balance in this government. It's being run by a far-left president and a socialist congress that can't control their spending. Voting for Crist is a vote fot the establishment that is destroying this country right now. Barack Obama in 18 months spent more money on his failed stimulus plans than the cost of the entire Iraq war. And he's not stopping. We need to stop this before we end up with a currency that aint worth sh**.

Rubio goes in, bookmark it, dark days ahead.  I consider him a step up compared to Meek, but he reeks as a NeoCon, which is a label even conservatives dislike.  People don't like Crist, because he acts like a politician, which my reply is, exactly.






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#36 : August 27, 2010, 06:24:25 PM

I don't like Crist because he says one thing and does another.  I don't think Meek has the acumen.  Rubio - he is a conservative - to go much further than that would require evidence not opinion.

The mini-van is an issue...  ::) :D

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#37 : August 30, 2010, 12:54:02 PM

I think Crist is toast.

Don't know if you have taken into account the Democratic crossover for Crist which won't show in polling. Dems don't really like to throw their guy under the bus. I've spoken with 3 pollsters in the past 2 weeks and lied to every one of them but I'll tell you right now I'm voting for Crist over Rubio. Meeks is an also ran.

Meek is going to most likely pull the african american vote which Charlie suffers in this case. Charlie most likely will get some left leaning independednts. However once "the game" starts I think more and more teachers will go towards Meek when he exposes Charlie as a guy who just 6-8 months ago was a guy who would have been anti teacher union and a conservative. Flip flopping is going to burn Ole' Charlie. Rubio will win big IMO

Now with Scott he has to turn to the conservative values he represents...expose Alex Sinks "power grid" she wants to install to track power usage in a person's house and be the pro life, Anti Obamacare, pro arizona law, NRA A rated guy who will stand against BHO and the establishment

That most likely will be something Alex Sink will have a problem with because at that point she will have to start rationlizing Obamacare and the president's agenda in Arizona

Scott has to paint Alex Sink as BHO


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#38 : August 25, 2010, 03:12:07 AM

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (CBS4) ― Rick Scott gave his victory speech Tuesday night after defeating Bill McCollum for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Rick Scott proclaimed himself the outsider looking to take down career politician Bill McCollum. Tuesday, Florida voters agreed and made Scott the Republican nomination for Florida governor. For Scott, it was close to $40 million well spent on the campaign.

Scott poured his own money into the campaign throughout the campaign and his flooding of the airwaves proved to be too much for McCollum to overcome, despite Scott's poor debate performances.

Scott is the only one of the supposed "outsiders" who managed to win his race on Tuesday night despite the media's fascination with the theme of outsiders and tea party candidates. Nevertheless, Scott's victory is a big victory for the "tea party."

McCollum, 66, served 20 years as a congressman from central Florida and twice ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. In 2006 he was elected attorney general.

McCollum was the party's presumptive nominee until Scott jumped in the race suddenly in April. Scott, who moved to Florida seven years ago from Connecticut, had taken a high-profile role in fighting President Barack Obama's health care law last year and had become a favorite of the tea party movement.

http://cbs4.com/local/GOP.McCollum.Scott.2.1875865.html

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#39 : August 25, 2010, 09:52:05 AM

The blue-blood Republicans are pissed.  Good.


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#40 : August 25, 2010, 11:26:28 AM

I voted for him. I hope he wins. I'm willing to give someone new a shot at this. If he makes us regret it, we'll just vote for the next one.

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#41 : August 25, 2010, 01:49:25 PM

I think he has a bigger fight now on his hands - although he has a lot of money to fight with.  For our sake, I hope the campaign doesn't get as ugly.  If he goes after her like he did with McCollum, it will turn out a larger inspired d vote.  That would spell trouble for Rubio. 

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#42 : August 25, 2010, 03:01:54 PM

This is true. She has quietly sat back and watched the mud-slinging. Hopefully, this can become about the issues now and not sour voters.

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#43 : August 25, 2010, 03:27:09 PM

The blue-blood Republicans are pissed.  Good.

Rinos are pissed - good.

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#44 : August 25, 2010, 05:13:24 PM

I think he has a bigger fight now on his hands - although he has a lot of money to fight with. For our sake, I hope the campaign doesn't get as ugly. If he goes after her like he did with McCollum, it will turn out a larger inspired d vote. That would spell trouble for Rubio.

To be fair, it was McCollum and the GOP big wigs in Tallahassee that first declared the nasty war on Scott. The establishment was fighting for its life. McCollum has just been around too long. He's been a politician in this state for over 20 years. So the "career politician" label stuck with him. And his flip-flop on immigration made him look like a political bandwagoner.

There is no question the Democrats will now flood the airwaves with negative ads attacking Scott. Sink is also an establishment candidate that will be backed heavily by the White House. Even though Sink has refused appearances with Obama (since Obama is now toxic), they will still throw money at her along with the less-toxic endorsements like the Clintons. D.C. doesnt take kindly to political outsiders. So they will fight. Polls right now are pretty meaningless. After the huge primary fight you have to wait a few weeks for the dust to settle to see where all the votes are going to fall.

The question I have is what will the White House do regarding Meek? Meek winning the primary actually helps Rubio because Meek steals any black votes away from Crist. So actually the more the White House helps Meek, the more it helps Rubio. You got to wonder if the White House is privately hoping that Crist pulls out a win. But do the Democratic party abandon their own nominee and campaign for an independent? That won't look good. Dems are between a rock and a hard place there.
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