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Man-hug alert! Charlie Crist wants to meet pizza guy who lifted Obama

by George Bennett | September 12th, 2012

Crist admits his 2009 hug of Obama was put "to shame" by Van Duzer.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, whose Republican political career began to unravel after his famous Fort Myers stimulus hug of President Obama in 2009, says he wants to meet Scott Van Duzer, the Republican pizza parlor owner who embraced and lifted Obama off his feet Sunday in Fort Pierce.

Republican-turned-independent Crist, widely rumored to be mulling a 2014 run for governor as a Demcorat, added more fuel to that fire today by attending a Bill Clinton-headlined fundraiser for Democratic congressional candidates Lois Frankel and Patrick Murphy in West Palm Beach.

Van Duzer's presidential hug-and-lift.

When PostOnPolitics mentioned witnessing Van Duzer’s hug of Obama, Crist said: “You know what? I wanted to stop by the guy….Where is his place?”

Crist also conceded that he has been dethroned as Florida’s bipartisan presidential hugging champion.

PostOnPolitics began telling Crist that Van Duzer’s embrace of Obama “kind of put your hug –”

“To shame,” Crist said, completing the sentence.

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2 Responses to “Man-hug alert! Charlie Crist wants to meet pizza guy who lifted Obama”

  1. Jack Klark Says:

    I have never seen so much hate for America and our President. I am personally proud of President obama and so is the Majority of the country and the world. But we still have those small republican pockets of resistance.

    If republicans hate America so much why dont they leave? But to sit here and be disrespectful to the Commander in Chief of the united States President Barack Obama is just wrong.

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