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January 03, 2011

Blogger Baits For Hits By Claiming Charlie Crist Will Replace Joe Biden as VP, and I Fall Prey to His Manipulations

Charlie Cristed got demolished by an "extremist" Tea Partier in Florida. Ergo, he's obviously what the Obama Administration needs.

Let’s analyze this potentially savvy move by the President.

Charlie Crist, once a very popular sitting Governor, finishes the year with a remarkable 50% approval rating-even after losing to Rubio by 19 points. Crist finished with 30% of the vote, while Democrat Kendrick Meek finished 3rd with 20%. This numbers are very telling when you consider that if Crist ran as a Democrat, and not just a Democrat-lite candidate, he would have garnered, at least 10-15% more of the vote and made it a fairly close election. Whether he’s a Republican, Democrat, or Independent, Governor Crist is still very popular amongst Floridians and he would be able to deliver a potential Obama-Crist ticket a considerable amount of Independent votes and perhaps some of his GOP loyalists’ votes.

Another point to consider is that Obama has fallen out of favor with many conservative-leaning Democrats, so with Crist on the ticket, it would be a brilliant head fake by President Obama as coming across as being somewhat bipartisian in picking the ‘Independent’ Crist.

Another point to consider is that first one again, that he was bested by an "extremist" by 19 points, and even had he run as a Democrat, it most likely only would have been "close."

Then again, it would make for good bumper stickers: Charlie Crist for VP; Tanned, Ready, & Bested.


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