But make no mistake about it, Charlie Crist IS a Republican. Up until now his strategy has been easy though. Just throw Democratic voters a few bones on legislation which wasn't very popular anyway but stay away from truly Democratic platform issues.
Well his time is about up.
With Congress and the White House set to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell Crist is FINALLY going to have to show reveal who he really is. See there is no way on God's green earth that he can win in November without a significant number of Republicans voting for him. Democratic voters are the icing on the cake but Republicans are still his base. And seeing as how just Monday he opposed repeal its going to be VERY interesting to see just how willing he is to alienate his right wing base by supporting repeal especially seeing as how the REAL Democrat in the race, Kendrick Meek, is calling on him to make his stance known.
MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. - On Monday, the White House announced it would back a vote to repeal the Pentagon's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy which has prevented gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military for nearly two decades. In the past, both Governor Crist and Speaker Rubio have stood with the far right and opposed the repeal of this discriminatory policy that dishonors our men and women in uniform.
"Floridians deserve to know - Would Governor Crist and Speaker Rubio vote against the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" pending in Congress right now? Since 1994, over 13,000 service members have been discharged under this law. For years, Kendrick has stood with our brave service members and fought to repeal this discriminatory policy. Now, Kendrick is the lone progressive running against two conservatives. Do the governor and Speaker Rubio still stand with the far right instead of our men and women in uniform?" asked Adam Sharon, Kendrick Meek For Florida communications director.
A Gallup poll released earlier this month found that 70 percent of Americans favor allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military.
On Monday, Governor Crist told reporters, "I think the current policy has worked pretty well for America. I don't know why there is any need for change at this time." Does that mean he would vote against this repeal in the Senate?
I have a feeling that the more Meek calls on Crist to reveal where he stands on serious Democratic platform issues, the more Democratic voters will turn away from him and come home for Meek. All I'm asking is that you pay attention and don't let Crist get away with perpetrating a fraud. He is not a Democrat, Kendrick Meek is!