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When Florida’s Public Opinion Zigs, Charlie Crist Zags


Let’s face it; finding a Charlie Crist flip-flop is not exactly on par with the difficulty of finding Waldo. The ingredients for a good web video are abundant enough to make Florida sunshine look rare, and the technique is pretty clear:

  1. Take video of one Crist statement.
  2. Take video of subsequent contradictory Crist statement.
  3. Laugh. 

But this most recent one from Team Rubio spotlights how Charlie Crist is managing to flip-flop against the grain of public opinion:

Obama’s approval ratings five months ago were pretty unimpressive, but it seems clear that his numbers are lower now. Rarely do you find a lawmaker trying to attach himself to a politician whose popularity is sliding.

Tags: Charlie Crist , Marco Rubio


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