January 26th, 2008
07:32 PM ET
10 years ago

Florida's governor to endorse John McCain

Sources tell CNN that Florida's Republican governor, Charlie Crist, will endorse John McCain tonight.

Filed under: Florida • John McCain
soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. independent thinker

    Good for him.

    January 26, 2008 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  2. Uthea Romero

    For the first time in my life, I thought the American Choice would be Hillary Clinton, a Women to run the affairs of this country. That is a real change. That was my vote.

    January 26, 2008 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  3. Sal Artiaga

    Great! As a former coworker of Governor Crist, I am happy he has endorsed John McCain. It comes at a critical time leading to the Florida primary. He has earned the support....

    Sal Artiaga

    January 26, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    US govenment is a joke, they are comparible to the money hungry people from thousands of years ago.

    January 26, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  5. Rita

    I am very disappointed in the results of the SC primary. Hillary Clinton should have won. Obama won because he was black, not what he is going to do for this country. He makes a great speech, but that does not make a good president.

    January 26, 2008 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  6. Jack Nimble

    If so, it may be good news for Romney as it may motivate Jeb Bush to endorse Romney as a way of counter-balancing (many of Jeb's old team/staffers are helping out Romney behind the scenes).

    January 26, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. David, Oregon City

    Can John McCain pull conservatives together with his prior liberal voting record? Not a chance! A vote for McCain is a vote for more of the same!

    Can Mitt Romney buy the White House? Maybe!

    Avoid the elite media’s “Rush” and support real change. I will vote for Mike Huckabee!

    January 26, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  8. sharon

    why not ask about how the media effects a race

    January 26, 2008 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  9. James, Bedford MA

    Another politician endorses McCain ... shocker! McCain is a career politician being endorsed by other career politicians. Romney doesn't fit the career politician mold and hence isn't eligible for endorsements. Romney scares the daylights out of these guys. Somebody who has been successful pretty much all his life and is threatening to lay claim on the Republican nomination. Forget about the endorsements – they mean nothing. They're friends (more like co-workers) endorsing a friend. WOW! Why should we care?

    January 26, 2008 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    McCain's nomination is the only chance the Republicans have this year. Thank you Charlie!!

    January 26, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  11. Max

    McCain is to old. Romney is the clear choice. Highest marks at Havard University, One of the 1st persons with combination Masters Degree in Law/Business Administration from Harvard, Governor, great business person, family man, honest. Wheres the confusion about this?

    January 26, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  12. David.....Nevada

    crist doesn't speak for all nevada republicans... true conservatives can see that mcAmnesty is distorting, twisting and lying about Romneys remarks.
    Now you see that McAmnesty is acting deperate because he knows that his knowledge about economics and what this nation needs he has no answers or clues other than distortion. What a low life slug.. I'll never vote for this man and will vote independent bloomberg in the general. Jebs input means more than crist anyhow to true conservatives..

    January 26, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  13. Disgusted in Florida

    I am glad that Charlie Crist endorses senator John McCain. Even thought I do not agree with McCain in all his position, I do admire his personal integrity.

    I never liked Mitt Romney too much, but the last two days have really turned me off. He has called our house at least 6 times over the last two days. I cannot even enjoy family dinner without interruptions, talk about turn off...

    I hope that the so called conservative republicans get over their disdain and realize that McCain is the only hope for this country to unite, rather than divide.

    January 26, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  14. Mark, Tampa, FL

    Too bad for McCain that endorsements don't do a bit of good in terms of attracting votes. That is, except McAmnesty's endorsement by the NY Times which will hurt him bigtime.

    January 26, 2008 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  15. America Forever

    Please Huckleberry is not a candidate to take seriously....

    Go Mitt!! Every candidate should have to raise their own money to run for president. They will not be beholden to special interests, we can see just how good they are at organizing and influencing others. No more welfare candidates!!

    Mitt doesn't need Jeb's endorsement....in fact he is doing just fine without "grudge endorsements" for opposing candidates, or "has been" celebrities that have no place in politics.

    Congrats to Obama tonight! He will be one tough cookie to beat in the general. Hillary will bring every man to his feet to vote against her in the polls. A woman would be great as president, but "not that woman".

    FL, please save us from McCain!!!!

    January 26, 2008 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  16. Jack O

    John McCain has backed and supported George Bush on literally every issue, from not securing the border, to tax cuts for the uber-wealthy, to the attempted sale of US ports to Dubai. If we vote for McCain, we might as well just re-elect George Bush.

    January 26, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  17. Andy

    I wonder what McCain had to promise Crist to get his endorsement. His recent attacks on Romney show how desperate he was getting as his Florida poll numbers dropped. As you can see from his performance over the past few weeks, McCain is willing to do anything to win, including lying (so much for his "straight talk"), flip flopping (from immigration to taxes) and changing the subject (ask him any question and somehow he'll manage to tie it into the fact that he was a POW and that he supported the surge before the USA even invaded Iraq).

    If McCain doesn't win Florida with all the help he's getting from the MSM, he is toast!

    January 26, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  18. Richard, Mckinney, Texas

    Time for Newt to get in..

    January 26, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  19. Paul

    I'm on the fence with McCain. I like his stance on the war. I don't like his stance on immigration. I like Huckabee alot. I'm just not sure if he will get the nomination. Same with Rudy. I think it hurt him to wait until Florida to really campaign. I am glad that we have a pretty good crop of Republicans and not just a 2 horse race like the dems.

    January 26, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  20. Anti Clintons

    The media will overkill one story, how many time does CNN have to tell us about the same old news!! they have already told us about this, so what the govenor is supporting insane McCain.

    Romney 08!

    January 26, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  21. Tobiah - Portland, OR

    I think Obama was right in saying that the Republicans can no longer claim to have Christians in their pockets.

    January 26, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  22. Sue, Greensboro, NC

    Just a personal observation: Why do grown men hang on to those childhood names they were given in perhaps kindergarten, you know Jeb, Mitt, Scooter, and why are these men so repulsive? They seem like automatons with wigs and fake teeth.

    January 26, 2008 08:54 pm at 8:54 pm |
  23. ED

    Gov Crist is applying for the Vice president's job.

    January 26, 2008 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  24. iCON Machina

    How many understand how badly McCain got handled by Ron Paul in the MSNBC debate? He had no clue... the individuals he named in his answer are actually in the council in question! John McCain would be an economic nightmare!

    January 26, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  25. Ryan, GA

    McCain and Huckabee are both outside the Circle of Trust.

    January 26, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
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