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Ex-VP Cheney endorses Rubio for Senate, warns Crist that indie run would help Obama and Harry Reid

by George Bennett | April 22nd, 2010

Former Vice President Dick Cheney is endorsing Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate bid.

A Cheney statement praises Rubio’s “strength of conviction” and says Gov. Charlie Crist, the onetime GOP frontrunner who’s now flirting with an independent bid, “cannot be trusted in Washington to take on the Obama agenda because on issue after issue he actually supports that agenda.”

Cheney urges Crist to stay in the GOP primary or dop out because “the only winners from an independent bid by Crist would be Barack Obama and Harry Reid.”

Read Cheney’s statement after the jump….

Former Vice President Dick Cheney’s endorsement of Marco Rubio:

“Our country is at a crossroads facing threats from abroad and attempts from within to restructure the very foundation of our freedoms. America requires leaders to face down these challenges who are confident in who they are and what they stand for. Leaders who know that public service is about something bigger than climbing the political ladder and amassing greater political power.
 
“Washington is broken and Congress is already overflowing with politicians who need pollsters to tell them what to think. It certainly doesn’t need another one. Now more than ever America needs leaders with the strength of conviction.  That is why I am proud to endorse Marco Rubio.
 
“Marco is exactly the kind of a strong conservative leader we need in Washington right now.  We can trust Marco to stand up to the Obama agenda that threatens our freedom, and promote clear conservative alternatives.  Marco has proven we can trust him to stand strong in his principles regardless of poll numbers and protests.
 
“Charlie Crist has shown time and again that he cannot be trusted in Washington to take on the Obama agenda because on issue after issue he actually supports that agenda.  Lately it seems Charlie Crist cannot be trusted even to remain a Republican. I strongly urge him to either stay in the Republican Primary or drop out of the race. The only winners from an independent bid by Crist would be Barack Obama and Harry Reid.

“I am proud to stand with Marco Rubio and I urge all Florida Republicans, regardless of who you have been supporting, to unite behind him.”

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10 Responses to “Ex-VP Cheney endorses Rubio for Senate, warns Crist that indie run would help Obama and Harry Reid”

  1. lpb Says:

    Hands-down that is reason enough to vote for Charlie no matter what his affiliation!! This Cheney moron destroyed all credibility the U.S. had with our allies, and he expects me to trust his decisions now. Now on your life!!

  2. lpb Says:

    **Not

  3. Human Says:

    Man, is that the kiss of death or what?

  4. Seth Platt Says:

    DICK Cheney = EVIL = Support of RUBIO

  5. Johnneye Says:

    That should be a BOOST! Cheney’s support gives me another reason NOT to vote for Rubio! He is openly dishonest and defends those actions!!

  6. Carl H. Rehwinkel Says:

    Charlie Crist is the only Republican I have ever trusted. If he changes to Independent I will change from Democrat and vote for him for the good of the country.

  7. Panhandle Says:

    This mobilizes every Democrat in the State to vote for Crist. Sorry Kendrick it’s the principle. Let’s get fired up.

  8. deercorner Says:

    Governor Crist, I hope you become an Independent. You are too good for the corrupt republican regime. As a proud Democrat I will vote for you as an Independent.

  9. Shelly Says:

    I vote for a candidate based on what I endorse and believe, not Cheney. I think Rubio is exactly what FL needs and I’m thrilled that he’s once again ahead in the polls. Crist has flipped on so many issues its impossible to keep track… The man has no backbone or conviction he will change his position on ANYTHING if it works to his advantage politically. Crist is all about Crist

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