As we carefully consider the candidates we should vote for in the upcoming election, there is at least one outstanding example of what we are not looking for.
That would be Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida, wanting to be a US Senator from Florida.
It's not that so many of our readers are from Florida, although some are, but the blaring example of duplicity and hypocrisy makes this candidate worth mentioning.
First, Crist was a Republican, saying he would never run as an Independent.
Then he said he would run as an Independent and would give back the donations given to him when he was a Republican. Later, he decided not to give them back. Then said he would---then wouldn't.
First he was pro-life. Then he decided he was not pro-life and as Governor, vetoed a bill that would have allowed an ultrasound before a woman's abortion.
He has said he is for Obamacare and said he opposes it.
In late August, he told Ed Henry at CNN that he believes we should, "live and let live," regarding the homosexual agenda, but that he believes marriage should be between one man and one woman.
I think we've heard that line before here locally.
Now, the Tampa Bay press is reporting that the Governor has once again morphed, announcing Monday that he affirms civil unions, adoption by homosexuals, and thinks the military policy of "don't ask---don't tell" should be abolished.
Equality Florida, the state's largest homosexual rights organization, called Crist's new identity, "The most comprehensive pro-LGBT equality stand of a sitting governor in Florida's history."
In 2006 Crist blasted his Democratic opposition, Jim Davis, for supporting homosexual adoption.
Who is this man?
I honestly don't know. What is clear is that he is whomever he thinks he needs to be to get elected.
Unfortunately, this is not a one-of-a-kind example. Wherever you live, there may well be those candidates who will say and do whatever they think necessary to win. And this kind of person usually communicates with a fair amount of passion because they really want the job, not because of deeply held beliefs.
This is not a partisan matter, but it is a matter of character, regardless of political party.
Samuel Adams, writing to James Warren on November 4, 1775, said, "Nothing is more essential to the establishment of manners in a state than that all persons employed in public places of power and trust be men of exceptionable characters. The public cannot be too curious concerning the character of public men."
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