President Obama has a strong record of doing what is best for America and Florida, and he built it by spending more time worrying about what his decisions would mean for the people than for his political fortunes. That’s what makes him the right leader for our times, and that’s why I’m proud to stand with him today.
— Former Florida Governor Charlie Crist, endorsing President Obama on the eve of the Republican National Convention, which will be held this week in Tampa. Crist won several statewide elections as a Republican, but lost his U.S. Senate bid in 2010, when he ran as an independent. He is no longer a registered Republican.