Florida Republicans Slam Crist

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 12:03 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Florida Republicans are working hard at taking shots at former Governor Charlie Crist, the party-swapper who appears to be headed for a Democratic run for governor two years from now, Politico reports.

When Crist compliments President Barack Obama, the state GOP rips him in a press release. But it’s a methodology that carries risks.

“The more the GOP attacks Crist, who hasn’t even re-registered as a Democrat yet, the more he could look like a sympathetic character to his prospective party,’’ says Politico’s Charlie Mahtesian.

Editor’s Note: New 'Obamacare Survival Guide' Reveals Dangers Ahead for Your Healthcare

He notes the track record for well-known party-switchers isn’t great.

“Former Alabama Representative Parker Griffith lost a 2010 GOP primary following his exit as a Democrat, and former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter was rejected in a 2010 Democratic primary after switching from the GOP.

There is a difference with Crist, however.

“Griffith and Specter both ran for re-election in the same election cycle that they switched parties, leaving them little time or opportunity to establish a trusting relationship with their new parties,’’ Politico’s Mahtesian says.

“Crist . . . will have plenty of distance from the Republican Party by 2014, and lots of time to do the necessary spadework with the Democratic grassroots,’’ he says.

“By then, four years will have passed since he left the GOP.’’


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Potential Clinton Donors to Meet in New York Next Week

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 22:28 PM

A group will meet in New York next week to discuss ways of raising money for Hillary Clinton as soon as she announces he . . .

Ready For Hillary Eager to Be Put Out of Business

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 14:43 PM

Ready For Hillary is ready to go out of business - just as soon as she announces definitively whether she's running or n . . .

Cassidy: Americans Waiting Too Long for Keystone XL Pipeline

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 10:05 AM

If any bill should have passed Senate approval, it should have been the one to approve the long-awaited Keystone XL pipe . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved