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  •  This talk of Crist as a Democrat is absurd (7+ / 0-)

    he isn't close to one.

    I read this stuff from people outside the state and I shake my head. No Democrat I know in the state takes that seriously.

    He is a tax cutting Repug.

    The bitter truth of deep inequality has been disguised by an era of cheap imported goods and the anyone-can-make-it celebrity myth - Polly Toynbee

    by fladem on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 12:40:52 PM PST

    •  ah, I don't know about that (5+ / 0-)
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      I mean, yes he tends towards tax cutting, but unlike most other repubs, I get the sense that his personal leanings are towards the center.  he's far closer to Bill nelson than Rubio and closer to a Nelson than to say Jeb Bush.

      He would be a typical corporate democrat if he switched parties.  that said, I don't see him switching, but it's not because his positions are inconsistent with the conservative dems.  It's because of his history.  That's what the outsiders don't get.  He really identifies with the Republican party machine and I think the poll shows how little the sane republicans think of Rubio.  I don't think he would be convinced he was going to lose until it was too late to change.

      But I could be wrong.  It's clear that he fancies himself a moderate even while trying to act like conservatives want him to act.  maybe he'll see the writing on the wall and switch in the next few months.  "I didn't leave the party, the party left me"

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      by eparrot on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 12:54:01 PM PST

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      •  My problem is ... (2+ / 0-)
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        I'm already quite unhappy with Bill Nelson.  So while I'd say you're right about Crist being closer to Nelson than he is to Bush, that doesn't exactly recommend him to me.

        But I suppose if it comes down to Rubio (R) vs. Crist (D), I'd have to hold my nose yet again.

        "I agree with you, I want to do it, now make me do it." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

        by jrooth on Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 01:22:07 PM PST

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    •  So is Tom Carper (1+ / 0-)
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      and he was elected to two terms as a Democratic governor in Delaware.

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