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    Charlie Crist: ‘The GOP Left Me’

    CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 05:  Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist stands at the podium during a walkthrough during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The DNC that will run through September 7, will nominate U.S. President Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential candidate.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Justin Sullivan

    Former Florida governor Charlie Crist, who became an independent after being ousted by a Tea Party challenger, took the stage at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday night to announce his support for Obama and to deliver stern words for his former party. Crist paraphrased Ronald Reagan’s famous line about being left by the Democratic Party: “I can relate. I didn’t leave the Republican Party, it left me.” Crist accused the GOP of being “allergic to compromise” and “beholden to billionaires,” attributes he said Reagan would disdain, and said Romney and Ryan would “break the fundamental promises of Medicare and Medicaid.” Though he said he doesn’t agree with Obama on many issues, he spoke glowingly of the president’s character and called him “the one man who can lead the way forward in these challenging times.”

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