Man-hug alert! Charlie Crist wants to meet pizza guy who lifted Obama [View all]
Former Gov. Charlie Crist, whose Republican political career began to unravel after his famous Fort Myers stimulus hug of President Obama in 2009, says he wants to meet Scott Van Duzer, the Republican pizza parlor owner who embraced and lifted Obama off his feet Sunday in Fort Pierce.
Republican-turned-independent Crist, widely rumored to be mulling a 2014 run for governor as a Demcorat, added more fuel to that fire today by attending a Bill Clinton-headlined fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidates Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy in West Palm Beach.
Van Duzer's presidential hug-and-lift.
When PostOnPolitics mentioned witnessing Van Duzer’s hug of Obama, Crist said: “You know what? I wanted to stop by the guy….Where is his place?” Crist also conceded that he has been dethroned as Florida’s bipartisan presidential hugging champion.
PostOnPolitics began telling Crist that Van Duzer’s embrace of Obama “kind of put your hug –” “To shame,” Crist said, completing the sentence.