Back in March, sources told us former governor Charlie Crist was planning to endorse President Obama around Labor Day. And Crist just confirmed months of speculation with his editorial in the Tampa Bay Times.
Crist took heat from conservatives for supporting the stimulus and hugging President Obama three years ago. Now, in his endorsement of Obama, Crist just wrote that he stood with him because it was the right for Florida.
As a Republican governor, Crist danced on both sides of the aisle. He cut taxes, regulated insurance, reinstated the death penalty, and promoted the environment with President Clinton.
He was one of the most popular governors in America. The Israeli press even called him 'Christ' on his trip to Jerusalem.
But then he crashed when he left the Republican Party and tried to run for a U.S. Senate seat as an independent. He was crushed by Marco Rubio.
But back in May, a Florida Opinion Research poll showed Crist would defeat Governor Scott. In a theoretical matchup, Crist led Scott by 14 points.
Crist's endorsement of Obama may be the first step of an attempted comeback.
Sources have also told us that after Crist endorses Obama, he plans to switch parties and run for governor as a Democrat.
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