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Jeff Greene fires back at Charlie Crist

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Look at what at a few words on Google has started.

Democrat Jeff Greene says that Charlie Crist is coming after him, attacking through Google Adwords. A pro-Crist ad there states, “What has Jeff Greene done? Experience Matters.”

Well, that didn’t sit well with Jeff Greeene, who has responded strongly:

“Charlie Crist has a lot of nerve. On the same day Crist flip-flops again and a federal judge begins sorting through claims against his guilty, ponzi scheme donor Scott Rothstein, Crist attacks me for being the only outsider in this race.

Charlie Crist has experience all right, experience running our state’s unemployment rate up from 3.5% to 12%, experience watching 834,000 Floridians lose their jobs on his watch, experience promoting off-shore drilling in a state now at risk of the worst environmental disaster in our country’s history, and experience overseeing the most corrupt political party in the country now under federal investigation.

Charlie Crist has been a total failure as governor on every major issue and challenge facing this state. Crist ought to be ashamed of that kind of experience, not asking for a promotion.

Charlie Crist’s experience is something we could have done without in Tallahassee and it’s the last kind of experience we need in Washington during these difficult times. Florida voters don’t need another failed career politician like Crist in Congress, Rep. [Kendrick] Meek is one too many already.

And, if Charlie Crist wants to know what I’ve done, I am happy to tell him. Because unlike Crist who lost jobs, I started with absolutely nothing, worked my way through Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Business School, built a successful business, created thousands of jobs, got results and will always put Florida first.

Charlie Crist is a political opportunist of the worst kind. Crist is a flip-flopper, best friends with a political donor who plead guilty to a billion-dollar ponzi scheme and was knee-deep in the Republican credit card scandal.

Charlie Crist only cares about one thing, Charlie Crist. Crist will always put himself and his political ambitions first, and the people of Florida second.

Charlie Crist is right, experience does matter and Crist’s experience makes him just another career politician and a total failure.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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