DAVIE, Fla. – Gov. Charlie Crist tried to distance himself from President Barack Obama in a debate Tuesday after months of reaching out to Democrats in his independent bid for Senate, and Republican Marco Rubio made a case against the extremist tag his opponents are giving him.
Crist, as he has in the last two Senate debates, attacked Rubio as far right because of the Republican's position against abortion rights and his support for a tough Arizona immigration law. Rubio has in past debates hammered at the point that Crist — a lifelong Republican until going independent in April — is a political opportunist. He toned it down in the fourth clash to instead try to debunk the extremist label.
"The things I believe in are pretty simple to understand," Rubio said. "I believe that the economy doesn't grow because of politicians, it grows because of people that start businesses or expand existing businesses. I believe our government cannot continue to spend more money than it takes in. And I believe the world is a safer and better place when America is the strongest country in the world."
Crist was so close to Obama for a while that you couldn't get a feather between them. Now he sees the handwriting on the wall and wants to separate himself from the "dear leader"!!! What a joke. Plus his turn about on abortion was shocking to us Floridians who voted for him as a Pro-life Governor. He will never get my vote and there are plenty of us here who will vote for Rubio, the only true Pro-Lifer running!