Why I Am Knocking Myself Out To Elect Charlie Crist (And You Should, Too)

I have always thought that Charlie Crist made a better Democrat than a Republican. In fact, he should have been a Democrat the fist time he ran for Governor.

But he was a Republican when he was elected. And yet, look at some of the actions he took while he was Governor. He used his line-item veto power at least twice to benefit teachers and Florida’s educational system, preventing the Legislature from decreasing funding for education and from reducing retirement benefits for public school employees and retirees. He also vetoed a bill that would have required women seeking abortions to have medically unnecessary ultrasounds. He also overruled Republicans in Tallahassee and extended voting hours during the 2008 election, making sure that all Florida voters could cast their ballots. And, most impressive for me as a cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, Governor Crist tried to make it easier for Floridians who had been convicted of a felony and had served their time in prison to get their voting and other rights restored. This is something that affects hundreds of thousands of Florida citizens and that many other states do automatically. Like I said, Charlie Crist should have been a Democrat to begin with!

And now, let me talk about why I am knocking on so many doors to help elect Charlie Crist (and why you should too). I will limit myself to what I see as the five main reasons for electing Charlie and retiring Rick Scott. First and most importantly, Charlie is the one candidate who won’t just talk the talk, but will really stand up for our teachers, our schools, and Florida’s education system. Second, while he is not a scientist either, Charlie believes that science has conclusively shown that climate change is partially caused by actions we have taken, and he is the one candidate who will work to reduce pollution and fight to protect our environment. Third, he is the one candidate who will stand up for women’s rights, whether at a workplace or at a doctor’s office. Fourth, Charlie Crist is the one candidate who will not turn down Federal money which would help to bring jobs and healthcare coverage to millions of Floridians. Fifth and finally, Charlie Crist is the one candidate who, as a Democratic Governor in 2016, will ensure that Florida helps to elect the first woman President in our history!

This election is very close and is going to depend on TURNOUT! From Saturday, November 1st, through Tuesday, November 4th, we will be organizing four shifts each day for you to help get out the vote (GOTV). The GOTV shift times are as follows:

Saturday, November 1st:
10 AM to 1 PM
1 PM to 4 PM
4 PM to 7 PM
6 PM to 9 PM

Sunday, November 2nd:
10 AM to 1 PM
1 PM to 4 PM
4 PM to 7 PM
6 PM to 9 PM

Monday, November 3rd:
10 AM to 1 PM
1 PM to 4 PM
4 PM to 7 PM
6 PM to 9 PM

Tuesday, November 4th:
7 AM to 10 AM
9 AM to 1 PM
1 PM to 4 PM
4 PM to 7 PM

I am asking you to pick out at least two shifts during these four crucial days, and commit to coming out to help get out the vote. Let me know as soon as you can which days and what times you will be available. My house will be one of the staging areas, so you can come and go from a familiar place!

Alan
9411 NW 10 Street
Plantation, FL 33322
954-472-6211

7 thoughts on “Why I Am Knocking Myself Out To Elect Charlie Crist (And You Should, Too)”

  1. Hi Everyone, Please go out there and vote for Charlie Crist these next 10 days. Hillary needs a Democratic Florida Governor for her run in 2016.

    And why do I run into this: “Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.” so often? Have the GOP Tea Baggers taken over this site too?

    Let FREEDOM RING!!!!!!

  2. Blog post authors have the authority to delete comments on their own posts or mark them as closed to comments. I lean toward allowing open discussion, as long as people are reasonably respectful toward each other.

  3. I ask that you post this from the bottom of my heart even though you may not like it. I spent a good deal of time developing these thoughts.
    VERY disappointed that you would believe Charlie would be good for Florida. Charlie believes first and foremost in Charlie. He has proven time and time again that he will flip his colors in a heartbeat in order to occupy that golden seat in Tallahassee. I want a Governor who doesn’t just stand up for women’s right but for human rights. I don’t want schools that reinforce the decades of failures of the Democrat party proven by our poor schools of today. We are
    falling behind dramatically as a nation in terms of education and by and large, Democrats built that. As for the climate, many are running around crying “the sky is falling, the sky is falling” and moving to make America the bad guy and the American Taxpayer heal the world. Well let me tell you, China doesn’t care how much you may want to heal the world. China and other industrializing developing nations are going to do whatever they need to to grow and prosper. So while you can kill American industry, you cannot stop other nations from advancing past us in the process. Besides, there is no evidence man is causing any global warming. Instead, it has been and continues to be proven that there are natural cycles of the Earth heating and cooling long before man arrived on the scene.
    And it is especially appalling that you support Ms Clinton for President. Her track record reveals an acute lack of political finesse on both a national and international level. She is an Aristocrat. Bourgeoisie. An elitist who like Marie Antoinette feels little for the common person while she enjoys the most lavish of luxuries and all the while claims to be broke and struggling. The height of hypocrisy and The pinnacle of “out of touch”.
    PLEASE, I ask that you take a good hard deep look at the reality and reach into your heart and ask yourself if your children will really be better off under another Clinton Presidency. The clear answer is no.

  4. It has been said, Charlie Crist, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are “political sociopaths”. The Republicans have brought forth and seated some of the best and brightest we have seen in a decade. History will decide their legacies. I doubt history will be kind to the above aforementioned.

  5. Randy November 4, 2014

    Why are you here? We all know how feel about Democrats, but are still amazed that you would say that “The Republicans have brought forth and seated some of the best and brightest we have seen in a decade” That’s just shows the level of your dissociation from reality.
    Clearly you are suffering from cognitive dissidence and are deluded and confused.

    I suggest that you turn off Faux Noise, stop reading your robo emails and educate yourself about how your government works and who has purchased our democracy.

    And to Val November 7, 2014

    When you make a statement like “It has been said, Charlie Crist, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are “political sociopaths”. it is common practice by those who want to be taken seriously to say WHO said it.

    Frankly that statement is laughable and we would like to know who the humorous author is.

  6. “PLEASE, I ask that you take a good hard deep look at the reality and reach into your heart and ask yourself if your children will really be better off under another Clinton Presidency. The clear answer is no.

    Comment by Randy — November 4, 2014”

    Randy is proof that in the USA everyone has the Freedom of Speech. No matter how wrong they are.

    During the 8 years of POTUS Clinton 23,000,000 jobs were created.
    Under 8 years of POTUS w the unemployment rate went from 4.2 % UP to 7.8%. An increase of 85.71%.

    During the 8 years of POTUS Clinton the DOW 30 went UP over 235%.
    Under 8 years of POTUS w the DOW 30 went DOWN over (25.6%).

    Randy, sorry to state these facts to you.

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