Florida looks like it could be the pop corn event of this election cycle.
Opinion Don’t underestimate Charlie Crist. He’s going for DeSantis’s jugular.
By Jennifer Rubin
August 24, 2022
Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.) obliterated opponent Nikki Fried in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Florida governor. And now Crist, himself a former Republican governor of the state, goes up against the current Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, who has visions of the Oval Office dancing in his head. Just as Lawton Chiles did with his 1994 defeat of Jeb Bush for the same office, Crist has a rare opportunity to knock a would-be presidential candidate off track. And it looks like he has every intention of doing so.
Crist, a mild-mannered moderate on the trail, came out swinging at DeSantis in his victory remarks: “Our fundamental freedoms are literally on the ballot. … A woman’s right to choose, on the ballot. Democracy, on the ballot. Your rights as minorities are on this ballot.” He told the crowd that DeSantis wants to be president, but if Crist wins, “that show is over.” …
Crist’s attacks on DeSantis were unsparing: “He’s abusive. He is a bully. … He’s dangerous.” Crist accused the governor of imitating the worst political authoritarians around the globe, and bashed him for refusing to call out his flag-waving neo-Nazi supporters.
Crist might consider bringing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) into the state, or at least running an ad featuring her slam against DeSantis. (“DeSantis is somebody who is, right now, campaigning for election deniers,” she said in a recent ABC interview. “That is something that I think people have got to have real pause about. … Either you fundamentally believe in and will support our constitutional structure, or you don’t.”) …
This will be an interesting race to watch.
Although when I read the global weather news, I get the feeling the days of normal (yes crazy as they are, we’re still in normal, freighters are plying the oceans, and you can buy a plane ticket and fly most anywhere, if you have the money, and there’s gas at the station, if you have the money to fill your tank.) are coming to an end faster than any of us, even the worriers like me, dare imagine.
In a way it’s not hard to grasp why the masses and the leaders do all they can to ignore and deny, the coming reality is too horrify to face. So we do what we do on a sinking ship, let the band play on and not look towards the future.
Still, the thing is no matter how tough it gets. it would be better to face with intelligent honest rational people by our side, than with a bunch of backstabbing hysterical crazies, which tragically is what the Republican party has rotted into, the MAGApublicans. You go you trumpster fire eaters.