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Jim Davis, slammed by Crist in 2006 for Cuba visit, says Crist ‘will learn a lot’ if he goes

by George Bennett | May 8th, 2014

2006 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Davis, who lost to then-Republican Charlie Crist

When he was a Republican running for governor in 2006, Charlie Crist accused Democratic rival Jim Davis of “poor judgment” for visiting Cuba three years earlier.


A Crist ad said Davis “met with terrorists” because as a member of Congress he met with members of the Cuban government (though not Fidel Castro himself) and also met with Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat.

Now a Democrat and no longer a supporter of the U.S. embargo against Cuba, Crist has said he might visit Cuba himself this year.

Davis was asked today if he sees any inconsistency in Crist visiting the communist island after bashing Davis for doing so.

“I don’t want to be a Republican Party of Florida tweet today,” Davis said. He said he gained valuable information by seeing conditions in Cuba firsthand and “talking to people, particularly regular people” while he was there.

“In campaigns these days, everything gets thrown at you, including the kitchen sink. That’s what happened to me and it’s even worse now,” Davis said. “I think if Charlie Crist goes to Cuba he will learn a lot. I did.”

6 Responses to “Jim Davis, slammed by Crist in 2006 for Cuba visit, says Crist ‘will learn a lot’ if he goes”

  1. Enough already Says:

    I hope the wind is blowing in the right direction towards Cuba. You know Crist….he just follows whichever direction the wind is blowing, so he could end up anywhere.

  2. ted Says:

    Oh Crist has changed his political position!!!!!! I am freckin amazed! Crist would flip flop OMG.

  3. jay Says:

    Flipper has only two parties left the communist and tea party. You have more lives that a cat but you are losing a lot of them. Loser.

  4. Average Joe Says:

    C’mon, lay off Charlie. He just wants to give Fidel a big hug, just like he did with the President.

  5. charlie culo roto Says:

    nothing wrong that makes it clear that when you are republican you are against terrorists but when you are Democrats you love terrorists.

  6. Ted the Nimble Says:

    Crist has definitely found his true party. Now he can go to Cuba and see were his president get all his ideas.

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