Change in Florida? Republican Governor Rejects McCain's Attacks on Obama

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (R) apparently doesn't have much use for the McCain campaign's talking points.

Crist was asked about the attacks from many McCain supporters that Obama is advancing a "socialist" agenda.

"I imagine different people have different definitions. I don't think it looks that way to me," he said.

This comes shortly after Crist rejected McCain's rhetoric about ACORN, Crist's absence from McCain campaign advertising, and Crist's noticeable reluctance to go all out in Florida in support of McCain's campaign.

An uncharitable interpretation might lead one to wonder if Crist, who was considered for the McCain ticket, is being spiteful for having been turned down for Sarah Palin.

But there are other possible explanations for the rift, most notably Crist's sense of which way the political winds are blowing in Florida. Something to keep an eye on.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ }}

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.