Sorry, Charlie, but we’re not buying it:
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) is walking back comments he made in an interview earlier today about the recently enacted healthcare law.
Crist is mounting an independent bid for Senate against Republican Marco Rubio and Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek.
Crist told a local TV station Friday that he would have voted in favor of President Obama’s healthcare proposal were he in the Senate. That was a reversal of his previous position against the healthcare law.
“I would have voted for it,” Crist said in the interview. “But I think it can be done better, I really do.”
But now, Crist says he “misspoke” in that interview. His campaign sent out a statement Friday afternoon clarifying Crist’s position on the healthcare law.
My prediction that Crist would come in a distant third in the Florida Senate race is looking less like an outrageous claim and more like prophecy.