I've had a lot of fun following the Republican Party of Florida's communications over the past few years. They've been doing a great job with some pithy, snarky attacks on the Democrats, like Alex Sink's "iCheat" kerfuffle during the 2010 gubernatorial debates.
When the news broke that our former Governor (and World's Tallest Oompa Loompa) Charlie Crist was endorsing Barack Obama for president, RPOF was quick to respond with a press release condemning Crist's political opportunism and a detailed list of quotes Crist had said when he was still trying to run as a Republican.
Now that the Democrats have announced that Crist will speak at the Democratic National Committee, the RPOF was once again ready with a sharp response:
In recent days we learned that Charlie Crist has been invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina next week. Below please see the letter RPOF Chairman Lenny Curry sent yesterday to Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz with a preview of what we might hear from Crist during his speech.
Democratic National Committee430 South Capitol St. SEWashington, DC 20003 Chairman Wasserman Schultz,
You and President Obama have invited our former Governor to address your party's national convention. In a spirit of bipartisan cooperation, I thought it would be beneficial for you to get a preview of some of the messages you could hear from Charlie Crist. I think you'll find Crist's comments of interest.
We have a video online at the link below: video here
Please don't misunderstand me. If you want to give speaking slots to people who compare President Obama to Jimmy Carter, declare their support for Sarah Palin, and do all this while identifying themselves as "Ronald Reagan Republicans," I can understand why. Because returning to the conservative principles of the Republican Party is the only way we can get our country back on the path to prosperity.
Less than two years ago Charlie Crist agreed by saying all these things and more.
Here's the video that Curry references in his letter:
YouTube | floridagop | Preview of Charlie Crist's DNC Speech
Heh. Nicely done, RPOF.