Now that @BarackObama has gotten the coveted Crist endorsement, I am going firmly back to bed.—
Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) August 26, 2012
Of course, Team Obama and the media (redundant) are making a big deal out of the former governor’s endorsement and “Charlie Crist” is trending on Twitter this morning.
Big story! In the alleged minds of members of the media. No word yet on when Biden will come out and say the Crist endorsement is a “big effing deal.” However, for the not easily hoodwinked, it is the opposite of a game changer.
"I want to vote for whoever Charlie Cirst endorsed!" – nobody—
Kevin Eder (@keder) August 26, 2012
Charlie Crist's endorsement is the kiss of death. Sorry, Obama, you're toast.—
Todd Kincannon (@ToddKincannon) August 26, 2012
From Crist’s Tampa Bay Times op-ed:
I’ve studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I’ve watched the failure of those who favor extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise, and I’ve seen how those who never lose sight of solutions sow the greatest successes.
As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history.
Citizens also see right through Crist’s reasons for endorsing.
I thought that. RT@seanagnew i'm assuming charlie crist gets a prime time speaking slot in exchange for his coveted endorsement of obama.—
William Newton (@wbdnewton) August 26, 2012
Charlie Crist under truth serum: I'm endorsing Obama in 2012 so I can run for FL-GOV as a Dem in 2014.—
Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) August 26, 2012