Sunday, April 27, 2014

Charlie Crist is running for governor and embracing Obamacare

This is one to watch.  I've been saying that the sure way for Dems to lose is to run away from Affordable Care.  That lets the other side define you in terms of what you don't say.  From The Huffington Post:

The race for governor of Florida could hang on one issue: Obamacare.
Already Gov. Rick Scott has spent more than $4 million on television ads reminding voters that his chief rival for the job, former Gov. Charlie Crist, enthusiastically supports the controversial health law.
Crist's response is hard to find anywhere else in the country. Unlike nearly every Democrat in a closely contested race, Crist isn't retreating from Obamacare or waffling. Instead, he's embracing the Affordable Care Act, hoping to turn it into an advantage.
"I don't shy away from it. I don't back away from it. I don't apologize for it. It's the right thing to do," Crist said during a recent stop in Palm Beach County. At a Broward appearance, he brought up TV ads "where [Scott] has me saying [Obamacare] is great? You know why? Because it's great."

If you think you are going to lose a race, you might as well go down fighting.  If you fight, you might even have a chance of winning.  Charlie Crist gets it.

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