- Post 07 September 2012
Ex-Republican and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist lambasted his old party at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night, charging that “Ronald Reagan would not have stood” for what the GOP has become.
“Half a century ago, Ronald Reagan, the man whose relentless optimism inspired me to enter politics, famously said that he didn’t leave the Democratic Party — the party left him,” Crist said on the final night of the DNC in Charlotte, N.C. “I can certainly relate. I didn’t leave the Republican Party — it left me. Then again, as my friend Jeb Bush recently noted, Reagan himself would have been too moderate and too reasonable for today’s GOP.” ... continues