No Crist, no sweat
Aboard Air Force One today, on the way to Pensacola, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow was asked about Charle Crist. From the transcript:
Q: What about Crist? Is that -- do you regard that as a snub?
SNOW: No. Look, he says he wants to go around and go for votes around the state. The President is going to be campaigning for Charlie Crist today. He will mention him in the speech, and he's also going to be talking for other candidates. You've got to keep in mind, these events are not only important for revving up Republicans who are in the vicinity, but people all around the country are now looking at these speeches and looking at these events, and they're getting a sense of the energy of the crowds, but also the emerging clarity of the difference between Democrats and Republicans, especially on taxes and terror. And the President will be making those points.
But the other thing he's going to be doing is making it clear that even though you've got choices, there are also positive reasons to be voting for Republican candidates, and he'll be making the same general argument today in Florida, Arkansas and Texas.