Crist, Former Republican Governor of Fla., Blasts GOP Ticket
Charlie left for some of the same reasons I did. If Politics is a circus, then today’s GOP has fired all their main attractions and drug all the carny barkers and freak show exhibits that used to be outside the tent and far down the midway right into their center ring. You won’t find any acts with substance or appeal inside the collapsing GOP tent anymore.
Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, a onetime Republican turned independent, savaged the GOP ticket on Thursday, telling a friendly Democratic audience that his old party would not seek common-sense solutions or common ground.
“As a former lifelong Republican, it pains me to tell you that today’s Republicans and their standard-bearers Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan just aren’t up to the task,” Crist told thousands of delegates at the party’s national convention. “They’re beholden to the my-way-or-the-highway bullies, indebted to billionaires who bankroll those ads, and allergic to the very idea of compromise.”
When Crist led Florida, he was a Republican. But after he was beaten in a GOP Senate primary, he left the party and ran unsuccessfully as an independent. Observers of Florida politics are speculating about Crist possibly running again as a Democrat against Republican Gov. Rick Scott.