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What does Charlie Crist stand for? His website says a lot…

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After a weekend in which Charlie Crist earned the endorsement of Florida’s teachers, but not the AFL-CIO, and saw him position himself to go after the backing of the Sierra Club, even the governor’s most ardent supporters have to wonder what will Crist not do to gain a political advantage.  Crist is certainly enjoying his newfound Independent status, but have his core beliefs changed?

Not according to his website, at least. Take a look at the meta-tags in the source code of and this is what you’ll see:

<meta content=”Charlie Crist, United States Senate, US, 2010, Florida, FL, Governor, Senator, Republican Party, Spending, Taxes, Healthcare, Education, Environment, Energy, National Defense, Afghanistan, Pro Life/Family, 2nd Amendment, Jobs, Public Safety” />

This is what Democrats have to consider before supporting Crist (trust me, I am torn myself between all three candidates: I agree with Greene and Meek philosophically, I think Rubio is the smartest and most capable and I think Crist is, well, Charlie) Crist is admittedly “pro-life” and he is a major proponent of gun rights. And as Gary Fineout repoted today, he still supports “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

With that in mind, it’s still hard to fire up that Democrats for Crist movement.

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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