Fla GOP launches TV spots against Cristby John Kennedy | September 4th, 2012
The Florida Republican Party is taking to the airwaves this week to cloud renegade former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, who is scheduled to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.
Ads that start airing statewide Tuesday — and will stretch through Friday — use Crist’s own words against him as the GOP attempts to blunt the impact of the former chief executive’s endorsement of President Obama.
In the spot, video clips show Crist describing himself as a “pro-life, pro-gun, anti-tax Republican,” and concluding, “I’m about as conservative as you can get.” In between, Crist praises Jeb Bush, George W. Bush and Sarah Palin in the video montage.
Crist’s convention speech is widely talked of as the opening act of a come-back which could include a 2014 run for governor — as a Democrat.
Florida Republican Chairman Lenny Curry said Crist’s convention speech this week will be even weirder than that given by Clint Eastwood at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
“If many Democrats thought Clint Eastwood’s speech was a bit odd, wait till they see Charlie Crist – a man who has built his career bashing virtually everything President Obama and the Democrats stand for, including the President’s spending programs and ObamaCare – debate himself,” Curry said.
Here’s the Florida GOP ad: http://bit.ly/TVW6lO