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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:49 PM

Charlie Crist regrets signing anti-gay marriage petition

Source: Tampa Bay Times

Flanked by more than a dozen reporters, former Gov. Charlie Crist today turned in his paperwork and officially became a registered Democrat before posing for pictures with several Pinellas County elections workers. "You know what I will call you three? Charlie's angels," he told three of the staffers.

Crist said he has no time line for deciding about running for governor, but he acknowledged people in the Obama administration - though not the president himself - have encouraged him to run. He also spoke of his displeasure with Gov. Rick Scott.

"I am disappointed. It started with rejecting the high speed rail. When I was governor we had several special sessions to try to tee that up to the us dept of transportation, working on Sunrail. We were successful I think in proving that Florida needed it, wanted it and was ready for it. So I think that was disappointing. De-funding education - $1.3-billion the first year. As a public school kid that really bothered me and disappointed me. The way the environments being treated. The disabled. We could go on, but I won't," Crist said, adding that public servant need to be compassionate.

"That's a big reason I'm a Democrat now - because they care, and they're compassionate," whose entourage consisted of Greg Truax, a friend and onetime GOP activist from Tampa, and Michelle Todd, a friend and former staffer.

Read more: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/content/charlie-crist-regrets-signing-anti-gay-marriage-petition

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:53 PM

1. Better late than never, but it would have helped if he had the guts to say this years ago.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:54 PM

2. seen the light?

 

Has Crist seen the light, or is he just a mercenary reading the tea-leaves and jumping off the sinking gop ship?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:55 PM

3. Screw you Charlie...I loathe gay politicians who do anti-gay stuff...

Screw you.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:43 PM

12. He is a bundle of conflicting emotions for sure.

It's sad in a way. But you're right, if you're against us you have no pity from me.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:58 PM

4. What else does he regret? Does he regret supporting Sarah Palin?

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

5. Which way is the wind blowing today, Charlie? Go back, go back we dont want you. nm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:20 PM

6. I'm glad that Charlie has decided to be thorn in

republicans' sides. But this is the reason I've never trusted him. His "beliefs" have always changed given whatever his current ambition is.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:21 PM

7. What a fucking hypocrite and self serving wanker this twit is.

Four years ago, he was anti gay, anti Obama and claimed on TV that Sarah Palin was much more qualified to be President than Obama. He stood with her on stages chanting 'Drill here, drill now' yet he is claiming he cares about the environment?
I can smell his bullshit from Oregon.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:27 PM

8. So he was a closet democrat the whole time?

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:31 PM

9. ... closet door's creaking open ...

C'mon out, Charlie, the weather's fine.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:43 PM

10. I'm glad that he recanted, but still regret his opportunistic signing of the petition

People notice these things, and it can cause real damage to individuals.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 03:58 PM

11. ladies and gentlemen

 

I present to you the Democrat Romney \o/

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