Former R Governor Crist to speak at Democratic National Convention


Oh my, Charlie's getting all his D gear together and getting back into the pool it seems.

TAMPA -- Florida’s former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist will be a speaker at the Democratic National Convention.

An official with President Barack Obama’s campaign said Sunday that Crist will speak at next week’s convention in Charlotte, N.C., but the days hasn’t been worked out.


Crist announced Sunday that he is endorsing Obama. Republicans called the decision political opportunism and pointed out Crist has previously criticized the president on issues like his health care overhaul.

Crist changed his voter registration to no party affiliation after he dropped out of the 2010 Republican Senate primary and ran as an independent. Many speculate that he will return to politics as a Democrat and possibly challenge his Republican successor, Rick Scott.

  • I wonder if Fox's Kneel Craputo will invite Crist on his show for an interview and gush all over him -- like he did for Democrat-turned-Republican Artur Davis {who seconded Obama's nomination in '08, but is speaking at the RNC} . . .