Former Gov. Charlie Crist could win as a moderate

Charlie Crist moved one step closer to launching a gubernatorial bid by registering Friday as a Democrat.

To succeed, Crist has to be himself. He can't tack too far to the left or flip-flop on key issues. He has to hope Democrats will accept him with enthusiasm and that maybe he's just what this moderate state wants. …

The Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council honored teen philanthropist Zach Bonner, Leto High student Ana Gomez, refugee advocate Rubis Castro, Brandon icon Julian Craft, Pastor Berhanu Bekele, Pepin Academies co-founder Crisha Scolaro and the Hillsborough County School Board at its annual breakfast.

The council Friday also inducted former County Commissioner Jan Platt, former Tampa Mayor Dick Greco, former Tampa city employee Harold Clark and lawyer Warren Dawson into its Human Rights Hall of Fame.

Pastor Calvin Callins best captured the morning's theme, noting we're glad things aren't the way they used to be, but we still have much we need to change. …

Seen on a bumper sticker: Procrastinators Are The Leaders of Tomorrow. …

Kudos to WFUS-FM 103.5 for raising $191,728 in a radiothon for All Children's Hospital. …

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, best known for guiding rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina, dotted his speech Friday at the Boy Scouts' local Whitney M. Young Luncheon with blunt honesty and pearls of wisdom like this: "Save your best leadership for when you get home." …

Hearing reminiscences of the Bucs' 2003 Super Bowl win, I realize the beauty of championships is they grow sweeter over time.

That's all I'm saying.

Former Gov. Charlie Crist could win as a moderate 12/09/12 [Last modified: Sunday, December 9, 2012 7:23pm]

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