Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who’s looking to get his old job back – this time as a Democrat – argued Sunday that Democrats need to “strengthen up” and own Obamacare in this year’s midterms.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Crist panned his former party, the GOP, but admitted that the Sunshine State’s economy has improved under Republican Gov. Rick Scott—though he argued it could be “a lot better.”
The Republican-turned-Democrat gave a full-throated defense of the Affordable Care Act, a law Democrats are largely keeping quiet about after the federal website’s rollout turned into a fiasco last fall.
But Crist said those Democrats “ought to strengthen up.”
“This is going to be a very popular program,” he told CNN chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.
Crist argued Democrats are “overthinking,” and they should simply support President Obama, despite his recent spate of low approval numbers.
“He deserves (their support), and that will bring them home and unify them and that will make November very good for Democrats,” Crist said.
This is quite comical coming from a notorious political chameleon who drops his support of both policy and party when the political winds shift against him.
Nevertheless, I sure hope Democrats – especially Senate Democrats – take his advice and fully embrace the so-called “Affordable Care Act”, considering how their current support of it is really hurting their numbers in key states like NC and LA. I really, really do.