Kurly writes in The Florida Voices: Crist’s choice: He would rather switch than fight
Published in The Florida Voices on 12/10/2012
“Now, what remains to be seen now is if Crist’s tortured political journey will continue if he decides to run for Governor as a Democrat and make a Specter of himself.”
Yet, even if Bloomberg is right, I don’t want him or any government leader to limit
by Steven Kurlander
Are you old enough to remember those brilliant old Tareyton cigarette ads that ran in the 1960s and 1970s (or cigarette commercials at all)?
For those readers who are not, the actor in this commercial would appear with a black eye, saying, “Us Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch,” implying that they would fight, or even take a punch, for a cause or to make a principled decision they believed in, like smoking Tareytons.
Those commercials were popular in a turbulent political era when not only popular politicians, but the average American, took principled and sometimes unpopular stands on either side of issues like the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement.
That commercial came back to me last Friday when I read that former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist had announced on Twitter that he had switched his registration to the Democratic Party.
Suntanned Charlie switched parties, choosing to avoid the fight for moderation in the GOP and take that black eye on his perfect Adonis face…Continue Reading | Feedback and Questions to Kurly
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