But three years ago Crist said that Obama could be in for a Jimmy Carter-style thrashing when he ran for reelection.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he thinks President Barack Obama could be in for an ousting from office similar to what happened to Democratic President Jimmy Carter after his first term.Crist crawled away from the GOP after Florida conservatives enthusiastically lined up behind Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio in the early days of the 2010 Senate race. Rubio won a three-way race over Crist and a Democrat--he is a rising star of the GOP.
"I think the people wanted a change," the Florida Republican said, speaking of the election of Obama in November while drawing similarities to events decades earlier.
"They wanted a change back in 1976. You remember? Richard Nixon had been president. That ended. Gerald Ford took over. The people decided they wanted a change. They got one-Jimmy Carter. Four years later, they took care of business-Ronald Reagan."
"It may happen again," Crist went on. "I believe that the people have seen that they wanted a change but not this much. Not this kind, and not this way. America is awake and we're coming back."
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