Aug 27, 2012

It is being confirmed that Gov. Charlie Crist will be speaking at the Democratic National Convention.  This is definitely setting him up to run as a Democrat to perhaps challenge Rick Scott for governor.

It would appear that the Democrats have there own version of Rep. Artur Davis in the form of former Florida governor Charlie Crist.

The former governor, who famously went from being Republican to Independent, wrote an op-ed piece in which he explained why he was supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid.

Here's what he wrote:

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.

We often remind ourselves to learn the lessons of the past, lest we risk repeating its mistakes. Yet nearly as often, our short-term memory fails us. Many have already forgotten how deep and daunting our shared crisis was in the winter of 2009, as President Obama was inaugurated. It was no ordinary challenge, and the president served as the nation's calm through a historically turbulent storm.

The president's response was swift, smart and farsighted. He kept his compass pointed due north and relentlessly focused on saving jobs, creating more and helping the many who felt trapped beneath the house of cards that had collapsed upon them.
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