1. Joe says

    Not to be unfair to him, since this is a lot than most Republicans, but most of those issues aren’t that controversial to support. More and more people are shrugging their shoulders at them. The big one is marriage, where we need him.

    But, it’s good to have an ally across the aisle. However, this is nicely timed with his Senate campaign.

  2. niles says

    The kind of juvenile gay-baiting I am seeing here is really contemptible and hard to fathom, especially when the candidate has stated favorable positions on a number of gay-related issues. I’m no Crist fan, but he’s a hell of a lot better than Rubio will be. Or does your hatred of him for his supposed closet condition outweigh all fairness and common sense?

  3. jack says

    wait for the denial, retraction or other flim flam. i will believe this is real when i hear it from crist’s own lips. this has a stench of dirty political skulduggery based on crist’s past statements and performance.

    and on red state florida, which is everywhere but dade and broward county, and MAYBE some of orange county this statement would be the kiss of death for virtually any political canditate, that’s why grayson, whose positions these already are is in the fight of his life to stay in congress.

    i hope its true, but there is no evidence to support it.

  4. Brian in Texas says

    Crist is our best hope from Florida. If I lived there I’d vote for Kendrick Meek, the democrat, but the polls suggest he doesn’t have a strong chance. Crist, as an independent, will most likely caucus with the democrats.

  5. says

    Crist’s appointee, Sen.LeMieux, has endorsed Rubio, who is rabidly rightwing.

    Many Democrats in FL are tempted to vote for the newly “Independent” Crist, since the Democrat Meek is weak. The Crist position on gays may help him gain gay votes & cost him little on the right since they won’t vote for him anyway.

    The lesser of two evils isn’t ideal, but it’s better than the “worser of two evils”.

  6. Chris in Irvine says

    Isn’t it too late, Crist, to change shirts and support these issues when you had PLENTY of time to show where you stand? Hypocrite! Now you want the gay vote, uh?

  7. reality bites says

    eh, he is loosing badly in the florida 3 man race

    this is his hail mary pass to try to get some more votes

    Thanks crist but i would have been more impressed if done when u weren’t a sure looser

  8. says

    Somebody’s looking for the gay vote now that he has no hope of capturing the far-right tea-party crowd! Interesting how, when he was a Republican, he supported bans on marriage equality and on gay adoption, and now, suddenly . . . he’s rethinking. But it’s good news when the political winds have shifted enough in our favor to make a hypocrite shift with them.

    As for those complaining about the use of the term “closeted” to describe Crist: it’s common, well-documented knowledge, and it is worth pointing out, as Crist’s efforts to be “straight” have no doubt colored his political positions on gay rights. Describing someone as “closeted” isn’t hateful; being in the closet and taking advantage of straight privilege while working against gay rights (Crist’s record thus far), however, is.

  9. TampaZeke says

    In my entire life I have NEVER seen a bigger political whore.

    Honest to dog, Crist’s morals, values and positions change faster and more often than Florida weather.

    I don’t trust the man as far as I can throw him. It’s shameful that this scumbag is the better of the most electable choices in this god forsaken state.

  10. TampaZeke says

    And BRIAN IN TEXAS, I’m going to ask you, ONCE AGAIN, to stop repeating your bullshit claim that Crist would caucus with the Democrats. You have absolutely NO basis for making that bullshit claim. How about you stick to Texas politics and keep your nose out of Florida. We’ve had quite enough of idiots from Texas disastrously affecting our politics, thank you very much. We’re still trying to recover from George W. and Jeb who made Andrew look like charming invited guest.

  11. justiceontherocks says

    re: Brian in Texas: Crist is the “best hope” but he’s so good that if you lived in FL you wouldn’t vote for him. Gibberish like that makes it hard for anyone to take you seriously. And, of course, we don’t.

  12. John says

    What does it matter if Crist says he will support gay issues. He is like a windmill turning in the wind. He will say anything to anybody get elected. Only a fool would trust him. Note to Nadine Smith: This does not constitute a shift in policy in Florida. He is done as governor!

  13. Griff says

    @Tank, My thoughts exactly. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that somewhere there’s a Crist gay sex-tape, and the person in possession of it blackmailed him into doing the right thing by his fellow gays.

  14. The Real Thing says

    So much bullshit, so little time!

    Why vote for a pseudo-democrat when you can vote for a real Democrat, with a capital D.

    I’ll be voting for Meeks.

    Let Crist split the Republican vote with Rubio, a well-known “tea bagger.”

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