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Former Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist: Here's why I'm backing Barack Obama

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Former Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist Endorses Democratic President Barack Obama On The Eve Of The 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. An Embarrassing New Development For The Romney/Ryan Ticket
(image by State of Florida for Wikimedia Commons)

I've studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I've watched the failure of those who favor extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise, and I've seen how those who never lose sight of solutions sow the greatest successes. As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years -- and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role -- I'm confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history. We often remind ourselves to learn the lessons of the past, lest we risk repeating its mistakes. Yet nearly as often...

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