By Chris Ingram
The Tampa Tribune
Published Sunday, April 7, 2013
A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting-lodge wall on its back. So goes an old laugh line.
These days, Charlie Crist is the moose of Florida politics. He appears to be a threat for sure, though he is not threatening at all once you turn on the lights and see the hunting-lodge wall on his back.
Make no mistake, Crist once was a real threat. Then Republicans showed him the door following the Jim Greer fiasco, and after his multiple flip-flops on lifelong conservative positions, not to mention the infamous hug.
Today, Crist and his smiling face, with his perfectly coiffed silver hair, glows on billboards for ubiquitous trial lawyer John Morgan. Crist now works for Morgan’s law firm. His mug frequently replaces Morgan’s on TV, allowing Crist to maintain a high profile as he pitches being “for the people” when they get into a car accident or slip and fall at the grocery store.
The refrain is similar to his often-repeated claim of being “the people’s governor” when he was in office.
Apparently, the years of nonstop smiling has affected his deeply held beliefs, ever so conveniently around the time he started his year-long courtship with President Obama and the Democrats. Click here to read the full column in today’s Tampa Tribune.
Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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