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September 29th, 2009
11:46 AM ET

Crist stands by prediction Obama could face massive defeat

From CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

(CNN) — Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is standing by his recent prediction that President Obama may be headed for a massive electoral defeat similar to that which President Carter faced in 1980.

[It] may happen again," Crist told CNN's John Roberts on American Morning Tuesday. "What I think has occurred is that in 1976 the people wanted a change…I think the same thing sort of happened last year in America." Read more

Filed under: Politics
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. JohnWinNC

    He is not the first person to underestimate Barack Obama. He is not unlike a person who comments on a masterpiece painting before the artist has even finsihed the thumbnail sketch.

    October 1, 2009 at 12:37 am |
  2. jay m

    I stand by my prediction, the Gov is still a clown that's waking up after eight years of failures.

    September 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm |
  3. Chris

    Yeah I agree, the GOP has spread unreasonable fear and certain bigotry throughout the nation. The gamble was to divide the country in order to gain the White House and Congress in 2010/2012 cycles even at the expense of letting Americans die at home from lack of healthcare or troops overseas by pushing some fictious requirement that to keep America safe we have to spend resources abroad instead of creating a formidible DHS intel apparatus and proactive/reactive force.

    In reality, the GOPs only angle is gun rights, I stand with anyone on preserving the 2nd Amendment as it is or enhancing it to allow for more firearm related freedoms

    September 29, 2009 at 1:43 pm |
  4. CHUCK

    I will say to Charlie Crist " Keep on dreaming and have enough nappies and tissues around". Don't forget to clean the bed and yourself when you are done.

    September 29, 2009 at 1:30 pm |
  5. Dianne

    Does Crist remember that his fellow republicans and many conservatist did not want states to receive stimulus money also? He stood shoulder to shoulder with President Obama in agreement. On the AM show this morning he had to admit that the stimulus money saved 26,000 teacher jobs and others. Crist did not support his fellow republicans but was on the side of democrats. Now that Florida can see a little light at the end of the tunnel, he jumps back to his republicans and conservatist. Well, Governor Crist, you show your true self, since you believe the President is spending to much money send your stimulus check back. Donot be two faced, practice what you preach for less spending by the government. Where were all these republicans when Bush was given a blank check for an uneccesary war in Iraq?

    September 29, 2009 at 1:08 pm |