What would Charlie Crist give to make this picture go away? That of course is the problem with being a public figure; everything is right out there where everyone can see it, hear it, read it.
Erick Erickson at RedState is reporting that Charlie is trying to run his record, Specifically, Charlie wants his embrace of the Stimulus to go away along with the picture of his embrace of Pres. Obama.
Charlie Crist welcomed Barack Obama to Florida last February, hugged him, grinned when Obama called Crist “his favorite Republican,” and then explained why the Democrats’ stimulus was a good thing.
That was February.
Yesterday, Charlie Crist denied it ever happened. Despite the videotaped evidence, Charlie Crist says he never once supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the formal name of the stimulus.
This all comes as news to the President, who hugged Crist, and who got this letter from Crist back on February 3, 2009. In the letter, signed by Crist, as well as Governors Patterson, Patrick, Corzine, and several others, Crist and the other Democrat Governors wrote “to express [their] support for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which passed last week in the House and is under consideration currently in the Senate.” Crist even took claim to being “steward of the econom[y] of [his] respective state and region.”
Between now and the day that Floridians go to the polls to choose their Republican candidate for US Senate the picture and the video of Crist with Obama will be seen over and over again. Thems the breaks, Charlie.