We all remember the hug seen around the world. Republicans talked about it incessantly. Now Charlie Crist cant stop talking about it, especially wherever there are African-American voters.
President Barack Obama has become Charlies go-to topic when he cant answer a question of any substance. Once a critic of the Affordable Care Act and President Obama, Charlie Crist has become his biggest cheerleader when trying to get Democratic votes. The man who went on record saying Sarah Palin was a more effective leader than President Obama is now singing the presidents praises for votes, but is that Obama connection fading?
A source very close to the Crist campaign told me that Charlie Crist went to Washington, D.C., a few weeks ago to meet with Democrats and people from the presidents team, only the meetings didnt go so well. According to my source, Team Obama thinks Charlie Crists campaign is a train wreck. The exact quote went like this:
Obama folks are very upset that the campaign is a train wreck. Charlie wont listen, he is lazy and wont work. He only wants to show up for fundraisers and events with media. His father and wife are running the campaign and he refuses to listen to a team with a proven track record (Obamas team).
At the National Action Network Forum, Crist did say his wife told him what to get up there and say. I think his exact words were that she told him to call a thing a thing. Yeah, I could see how that would concern the Obama folks.
Crist, once ahead of Rick Scott by double digits in the polls, is now behind Scott. The millions of dollars spent by Scotts campaign have something to do with it, but could it be that Crist has come to a nuclear fight equipped with only bayonets?
Crist recently went on "The Ed Schultz Show" and referenced right to choose about his wifes tax returns. Given the Hobby Lobby ruling that was just handed down from the Supreme Court, likening a womans body, and the fight we still have to wage after all this time, to his wifes tax returns is just plain-old stupid.
I know, I know, a lot of Democrats want to give Crist a pass on just about anything he has done, is doing, and will do, simply to get rid of Rick Scott, but this war on women is not something to be taken so lightly. I hope that was just another Crist faux pas, and he really doesnt think our bodies are equal to his wifes tax returns.
But who knows what Crist really thinks.
He wont get on a stage and debate Nan Rich.
Leslie Wimes is a registered nurse who was working in cardiovascular intensive care until she decided to form"Women On The Move,"a South Florida-based networking group that promotes positivity in professional and personal areas. Her website of the same name and progressive but independent columns have thousands of readers not only in Florida but across the nation. This column is reprinted from the site with the author's permission.