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Tim Nickens column: A good week for Charlie Crist



A column by Tim Nickens, the Times' editor of editorials:

Charlie Crist was waiting on a call and had to call me back.

No wonder.

The other caller turned out to be President Barack Obama. The president called the former Florida governor Thursday afternoon to offer his thanks for helping him win re-election. The two men talked briefly about how the voting mess here needs to be fixed.

And before he hung up, Obama told Crist he looked forward to getting together in person to talk about the future.

Of course, that's the juiciest part. Crist won't elaborate on what that means or what he might do next. But I can't see him sticking around a law firm forever and asking folks to call up if they want to say hello.

For a guy who wasn't even on the ballot, last week was a very good week for Crist.

Column here.

[Last modified: Monday, November 12, 2012 8:44am]


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