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Charlie Crist does surrogate duty for Obama, rips Romney on tax plan and ‘binders full of women’

by George Bennett | October 18th, 2012

Former Gov. Charlie Crist, a potential Republican vice presidential pick in 2008 who criticized Barack Obama as a surrogate for GOP nominee John McCain, returned to surrogate duty this afternoon — but this time for Obama.

Crist, who became an independent in 2010 and endorsed Obama in August, appeared on a Democratic conference call to bracket upcoming visits to Florida by Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan.

“As Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan come to our own state all they have to offer are empty promises and failed policies,” Crist said.

Echoing Obama’s stump speeches, Crist accused Romney of backing a deficit-busting $5 trillion tax cut for the wealthy and an unnecessary $2 trillion hike in defense spending.

“He asks for your vote, but he won’t tell you how he’s going to pay for these things,” Crist said.

Crist also picked up on this week’s popular Democratic theme of ridiculing Romney for his description during Tuesday’s debate of his efforts to recruit women for his administration when he was governor of Massachusetts.

“I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women,” Romney said. Critics pounced on the “binders full of women” phrase and Crist joined in today.

Crist said Romney “talked about (women) as resumes in a binder….He doesn’t understand the challenges they face.”

Crist added that Romney should have known of plenty of qualified female applicants from his prior experience in the business world.

“Why did Mitt Romney even need binders full of women to find qualified candidates?” Crist said.

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8 Responses to “Charlie Crist does surrogate duty for Obama, rips Romney on tax plan and ‘binders full of women’”

  1. Obamahater Says:

    Charlie Crist is a useless person who only cares about himself! A soe loser he jumps ship, and tries to run as a independent, and loses! Go back into to your hole, and I do mean hole! You’re just a punk in mens clothing!!

  2. RENEGADE Says:

    Charlie Crist like so many moderate and Reagan Republicans are finding themselves in the position of having more in common with the Democrats than their own party due to the extremist and radical shift that has taken place there. Suddenly any Republican who isn’t a fanatic or Flaming Racist is looking for somewhere they can feel at home!!!

  3. T. J. Ewing Says:

    Just about ANYBODY would be better than Rick Scott! Even Charlie Crist.

  4. A.J Says:

    Mr. Christ, how is Obama going to pay for Obamacare, how is going to balance the budget? Who is going to pay for that and how? We know who’s going to pay …us! I pay taxes 4 times a year and I am retired. I have been punished for being responsible and working for 40 years. I cannot own my own home anymore, I have to rent because I could not sell my home for three years and when I did there was no down payment towards another home. So there you are. From the looks of it, Everyone else has been having the time of their lives and satisfied with everything this administration as NOT been doing. Well good for them, bad for me. All of you who have lost homes, got laid off, salaries cut, lost companies, can’t put food on the table… are you STILL going to vote for Obama?

  5. Keep Medicare money for Medicare recipients Says:

    Is Medicare going broke? YES!

    Should all Medicare money be banked for Medicare recipients? YES!

    Then, the $716 billion, President Obama STOLED, RAIDED from Medicare should have been KEPT, BANKED for those on Medicare, NOT GIVEN to start up Obamacare! (remember Obama saying his healthcare would be cost neutral…that’s because his plan was to SYPHON-OFF Medicare money. (It’s shades of what happened to Social Security money)

    Obama does NOT plan on replacing that $716 billion.

    And we all know the Medicare program needs every penny it gets in taxes!

    So, it is silly to think Obama is doing something ‘good’ for Medicare!

    NO in NOvember
    NO to OWEbama

  6. Obama 2012 Says:

    To the poster above, why haven’t you taken the 5 seconds required to find out if your assertions are true? Because the “Obama STOLED, RAIDED from Medicare” claim has been proven wrong again and again and again.

    This is what America is sick and tired of… Republicans going on TV, going on blogs and LYING, openly and brazenly LYING about anything and everything.

    Just imagine if the Republicans were actually honest and rolled up their sleeves to work with Democrats.

    Imagine Republicans coming to the table to hash out a compromise that would be good for the American people.

    Imagine the GOP doing ANYTHING to help the Middle Class.

    It is, sadly, a dream that will not be fulfilled because the Republican Party is at its very core a dishonest political enterprise. It NEEDS this dishonesty because if they were honest about their plans to eliminate the Middle Class from society, NOBODY in America would vote for them, simple as that.

  7. Frank White Says:

    Because people who don’t practice cronyism ask for a resume before hiring somebody for a job!

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