FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is taking
his bipartisan image to a new level by taking the stage with
President Barack Obama.
Crist introduced Obama at a town hall meeting in Fort Myers on
Tuesday then took a seat among a crowd of Democratic congressmen.
While every Republican representing Florida in Washington is
opposing the economic recovery plan Obama wants passed, Crist is
lobbying for it back home.
Obama nodded and clapped as Crist told the crowd that the
stimulus bill needs to be passed and that Congress needs to act in
a bipartisan way. Obama later praised Crist for joining him.