Monday, February 09, 2009

Crist to Appear With Obama In Fort Myers

Gov. Charlie Crist will introduce President Barack Obama, at the Fort Myers townhall meeting.

"I look forward to traveling to Ft. Meyers tomorrow to talk to Floridians about how we get our nation's economy back on track. Gov. Crist and I have seen firsthand the toll that this economic crisis has taken on the American people, and we agree that we can't allow politics to get in the way of urgent relief for the millions of families and small businesses that need it," said President Barack Obama.

"Florida has taken prudent steps to cut taxes for our people and balance our budget in these increasingly difficult times. Any attempts at federal stimulus must prioritize job creation and targeted tax relief for small business owners. I am eager to welcome President Obama to the Sunshine State as he continues to work hard to reignite the US economy," said Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

Eric Kleefeld is surprised Crist would openly support Obama. Crist has long been accused of being a RINO. The Governor blew off a George W. Bush and earned the anger of Karl Rove. Crist's support has more to do with necessity and media attention than ideology. Florida is in a fiscal deficit. Crist needs the stimulus money. Crist also needs national media attention for a possible Senate bid.

Crist is a smart pol. He is backing a popular President and distancing himself from increasingly unpopular Beltway Republicans. Crist is seeking stimulus money and the approval of the voters. The bloggers at The Corner will not get him elected.

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