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Crist oil flip: VP-itis or vox populi?



Has Florida's populist-in-chief accurately sensed a shift in public opinion, or is it a calculated move to bolster his chances of being chosen as McCain's vice presidential running mate? Story here.


"You don't philosophically go against the guy who's going to be the Republican presidential nominee if you want to be his running mate," Tom Slade said. Having just spent $60 to fill up the tank of his SUV, Slade said, "$4 gasoline can change one's mind."

"This governor can read the vox pop better than anyone I've ever seen," said Allison deFoor, a prominent Republican and environmental activist who was on Crist's transition team. "If he's willing to touch it, he believes the people are shifting their mood a little bit."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:24am]


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