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Crist oil flip: VP-itis or vox populi?

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June

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.

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"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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