Charlie Crist is quickly becoming a candidate that can not seem to find out which way the wind is blowing. He is avoiding debates with his rival Marco Rubio.
The latest indication that Crist is trying to pander to the conservative base is that he has suddenly decided that the Obama health care plan is "cockamamie". That is odd since he endorsed it before it was even proposed.
In February 2009 Crist appeared with President Obama to help him promote the stimulous plan. Crist said:
It's important that we pass a stimulus package. It's important. It is important to do so to help education, to help our infrastructure, and to help HEALTH CARE for those that need it the most. The most vulnerable among us. And let me finish Mr. President by saying that we need to do it in a bipartisan way."... .
Here is the video of that Obama rally and Crist in his own words. The quote above comes from about the 2:50 mark of the video.
Question? How did Crist happen to use the phrase "...the most vulnerable among us.."?
It's a term often used by democrats to promote the Obama health care plan and Crist has been using it since February? HMMMMM????
But now Crist has suddenly changed direction. No doubt he is feeling the heat of the conservative base and is having second thoughts about his past statements. How convenient. He now says that the Obama health care plan is cockamamie.
From TBO.comORLANDO - Florida Gov. Charlie Crist called President Barack Obama's proposed health care overhaul "cockamamie" as he and the state Republican Party tried Saturday to get activists charged up for the 2010 election year.
Well which it Governor? "...the most vulnerable among us..." or ...cockamamie..??
The proof of Crist's sudden turn to the right may have come today when he professed that maybe his prayers were answered when he asked God to keep hurricanes away from Florida.