The Daily Rundown | September 06, 2012
>>> republican turned independent charlie crist speaking at the dnc tonight already drawing fire from republicans who want to portray him as a political shape shifter who abandoned his principles for political game , a new ad from the florida gop which may be a preemptive strike from the former governor who tries to reclaim his job in 2014 as a democrat.
>> i'm a pro life , pro gun, anti-tax republican.
>> how conservative are you, charlie.
>> about as contive as you can get about as conservative as you can get.
>> lenny curman is chairman of the florida republican party responsible for that ad and i'm told from a florida viewer that ad was actually running during commercial break, you are really airing this ad. what's the point of this? you're trying to make democrats not like charlie crist .
>> we want democrats to know all across the country who debbie wasserman-schultz and the dnc has invited to speak at their convention. a man without a party, a base, makes him a dangerous, crass, political opportunist, ronald reagan jeb bush republicans and views on abortion are the same as akin.
>> do you believe he's really a conservative republican ?
>> his entire record is we saw it on the ad, i'm a conservative, as conservative as it gets, pro life , pro gun, anti-tax. those are charlie crist words. he said he did not endorse the stimulus package . he compared the re-election of barack obama to the carter/reagan election of 1980 .
>> why do you think he has switched?
>> a man without a party and base which makes him dangerous with nothing to lose.
>> trying to give advice to the democratic party .
>> we want to make sure the democrats understand who they've invited to speak at their convention.
>> talk a little bit about florida . there has been this idea that there's tension between governor scott and your sidan party and the romne y campaign. truth to it?
>> >> no truth at all. we're working together. we have the same message the economy has begun to turn around under governor scott --
>> let me stop there. that has been the bone of contenti contention. let me play a sound bite interest governor scott that apparently didn't have the romney campaign too happy. here's what he said.
>> tourism is way up, restaurants are doing better, way better. the home sales are up, home construction is up, he exports are up. you look at all the indicators, the money you're sending to the state is up so we're doing the right things. but we still have 800,000 people out of work so we have a lot to do.
>> the romney campaign believes that you guys are not on the same page on this issue about where the economy is in the state of florida .
>> i work with the romney camp, i work with the governor scott camp. never been any conversation about tamp down your message. we have begun to turn things around. under the charlie crist /obama era when they were in, we lost over 200,000 jobs in the state of florida . since then we've created over 100,000 jobs on governor scott .
>> why does president obama not get credit for what job gains are in florida ?
>> he's about big government , big tax, governor scott and the florida legislature 's leadership. look at the record when it was barack obama and charlie crist when they were in office serving one year together over 200,000 jobs lost.
>> the chairman of the florida republican party .
>> always a pleasure.
>> here to give advice to the democrats about charlie crist . thanks for coming on.