October 8th, 2010
05:13 PM ET
12 years ago

Crist spins on wild pitch

Washington (CNN) - Independent Senate candidate and Florida Governor Charlie Crist is speaking out about his position on women's issues, his opponents' policies and what exactly happened during that botched opening pitch at the Texas Rangers/Tampa Bay Rays baseball game on Thursday.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Crist said "I never did play baseball but I sort of felt like that movie, what's that movie? Major League with Bob Uecker and Charlie Sheen?"

"Little outside to the right," Crist continued, trying to put the best spin on his wild pitch. He also took the opportunity to take a swipe at his opponent Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio.

"Probably more symbolic of my Republican opponent than going right down the middle which what I'm trying to do here in Florida for my fellow Floridians." Crist said.

Watch the full interview on CNN in The Situation Room with Wolf Bliter at 5 p.m. ET.

Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • The Situation Room
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Rubio is trying to throw Florida a "screwball".

    October 8, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    America, before you go to the polls of November 2nd, do a little research on Republicans states and the state of their Finances. YOU will find that the majority of "red states" with GOP governors have huge deficits, have had to lay off employee, and have not balanced their budget in years. Unlike for example West Virginia's governor, Machin (a Democrat!) Who has been fiscally responsible and had worked hard to have the state of WV 'live within it means'..... West Virginia does not have a budget deficit like say California, Utah, Idaho, etc. etc. who have GOP governors!

    Please be informed voters, don't fall prey to the Koch-TeaParty-GOP lies!

    October 8, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. stufthis

    Rubio is in Ft. Myers tonight, so lock up your credit cards and your social security cards. Armey's cabana boy is now flip-flopping on social security and medicare until he is elected, then he will pay back Wall Street, big oil, big insurance, and the foreigners and billionaires who he owes.

    October 8, 2010 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  4. stufthis

    Did you see an earlier post where "libs go home . . . " threatened the NRA for endorsing 64 democrats? Now that goes to show just how stupid and sick in the head the baggers really are.

    October 8, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  5. stufthis

    In 10 days, Floridians can start early voting for the democrat of their choice, and send the GOP candidates from the republican 'culture of corruption' packing.

    October 8, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  6. LowLight

    LacrosseMom – while espousing that we all be more informed voters, you might want to be aware that the governor of a state does not soley dictate where and how money is allocated. That power is typically held by the state's legislature. Speaking to your California example, it is that state's Democrat Congress that has spent California into bankruptcy....

    October 8, 2010 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  7. ED FL

    The Arizona Law is the fore front of the Cuban Crook. Could make more than half of Miamis Immigrant population illegal and in line to get deported.Rubio's family is more than likely one of the illegals. I hope that some[Non Biased organization ]will check out Rubio's background and make it public,in particular his health, education, background to find out how much in benefits he received and how much he paid back now that he ia a wealthy miami/dade politician. let the Cubans see that he wants to take away the freebees that they and he received for years and how much he paid back.

    October 8, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  8. oh yea

    That's right look at California, NY, and Illinois. Financially sound and a model of Demacratic Party financial leadership

    October 8, 2010 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    Crist is a loser and he and Obama screwed Kendrick Meek over. Rubio wins by 15 points.

    October 8, 2010 09:03 pm at 9:03 pm |
  10. barry

    Crist is a loser. Crist and Obama screwed over Kendrick Meek. Rubio wins by 15 points. I know it kills Democrats souls to see a Latino do well you racist Bigots.

    October 8, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  11. T'SAH from Virginia

    I saw that PITCH – not good Crist!!! Now you need to PITCH your Plan a little better and maybe your poll numbers will come UP!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!

    October 8, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  12. Miguel Angel Tinoco Rodriguez

    A wild pitch indeed. What a statement! Charlie Christ is saying to his opponents catch me if you can. Not even professional ball player can keep their feet on the groud when he thrusts.

    October 8, 2010 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  13. J.V.Hodgson

    I just do not undersatnd how the Florida voters can support this kind of person as thier Senator. The mind boggles at what he could do with senatorial access.

    October 9, 2010 12:22 am at 12:22 am |