Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has been labeled a “flip-flopper” but today’s flip flop had to set a world record for fastest flip-flop. This morning he sat down with Florida Newsman Scott Harris to talk about his independent run for senate. Harris asked Crist how would he have voted on the healthcare bill. Crist, the former Republican, is trying to court the Democratic vote and his answer reflected where he expects to build a voting base:
“I would have voted for it. But I think it can be done better, I really do.”
See video below:
As soon as Christ made those statements his campaign opponents attacked.
Marco Rubio’s campaign sent a press release saying, “In less than 30 days, Crist has gone from voting against the bill to voting for it to now being against it again.”
Kendrick Meek’s campaign released a similar email, saying, “Obviously, the governor is having a crisis of memory.”
When asked to clarify his statement on The Agenda, Crist said he misspoke, and still wants to repeal the healthcare plan.
MISSPOKE? Watch the video above again, did it look as if Crist was making a mistake. In a 40 second clip, he talks about how he would have voted for it…TWICE.
“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.”
That was no “misspoke.” that was Charlie Crist changing his position so many times that he can’t remember his true positions.
Charlie Crist has absolutely no vision, no political desire to find the right policies and to execute them. The Florida governor simply wants to get elected Senator and will do or say anything to win votes. Rather than show himself as someone who will be a leader and an advocate for Florida in the Senate, Crist is displaying himself to be a leaning tower of Jell-o