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May 07, 2014


Crist Says Racism Drove His Party Switch

Charlie Crist (D) told Fusion that a "big reason" why he left the Republican Party was because many in the GOP were hostile to President Obama due to his race.

Said Crist: "I couldn't be consistent with myself and my core beliefs, and stay with a party that was so unfriendly toward the African-American president, I'll just go there. I was a Republican and I saw the activists and what they were doing, it was intolerable to me."

He added: "I am liberated as a Democrat, my true soul is able to be seen, and I couldn't be happier about it."

For really great insight into Crist as a politician, see our conversation with Adam Smith of the Tampa Bay Times.














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