Late Wednesday evening, Charlie Crist set off a small detonation in the political sphere by throwing his support behind gay marriage. Now, this wasn't exact a surprise. Since officially signing his Democrat papers six months ago, the former Florida governor has been slowly ditching his old Republican stances. Crist 2.0 is expected to take a run again at the Florida governor's office, this time on the blue ticket. Still, Crist's announcement last night kicked up a considerable response, especially among your everyday Twitter users. We scanned the results to take the temperature of the Twitterverse on Crist's new position.
Of course, you had people who were happy for the support of a big-name politico.
Welcome to the right side, Governor. fb.me/B8QtIWx4
— Rainbow Youth (@RYAMoCo) May 9, 2013
But you also had the haters -- even dogging Crist for his platform of choice. To be fair, Facebook is where you post photos of your brother's kids, not where you announce major policy change.
Charlie Crist just came out for marriage equality. In a FB post after 9:00PM. Not sure what that means, but it means something significant.
— Baylor Johnson (@theBaylorJ) May 9, 2013
Others were quick to lump Crist in with good company.
Next on the maligned politician reelection circuit: Charlie Crist, Anthony Weiner, Rod Blagojevich and Richard Nixon.
— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes) May 8, 2013
Then the Twitter comedians had their way.
— Alexander Pantinakis (@Pantinakis) May 10, 2013
Even getting personal.
Saw a recent picture of former FL Gov. Charlie Crist. This is why we should use sunscreen kids.
— Melissa (@_mmmelissaoh) May 9, 2013
And handing out realtalk.
There are very few constants in this mad world. Charlie Crist saying anything to get elected is something I depend on. All is well. #sayfie
— M.E.H. (@hannaman00) May 9, 2013
After years of self-denial, Charlie Crist finally decided it was time to be honest with himself, and live openly as a Democrat.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) May 9, 2013
And here come the low blows.
Charlie Crist supports gay marriage;see what insight you gain from a four-year sham marriage to your beard.Next marry one of your rentboys
— Randy (@RandyFtL) May 10, 2013
Do I hear a closet door creaking open ??? lol fb.me/25QGYHEz8
— Gay Detroit Radio (@GayDetroitRadio) May 9, 2013
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