Florida's Lt. Governor Carlos López-Cantera didn't get quite what he bargained for when Charlie Crist came up behind him in the middle of a live tv interview.
April 15, 2014

Well this was awkward.

Carlos López-Cantera was in the middle of dissing Charlie Crist for the television cameras, when lo and behold who should walk up behind him but Crist himself.

via CBS Miami. Video by the Palm Beach Post.

“Charlie is willing to say whatever you want to hear to get elected but when it comes down to the facts, the record, when it was time to stand up and make a difference, he left,” said López-Cantera .

Just then Crist walked up to him.

“Carlos, Carlos, good to see you, how are you, everything well,” Crist asked a visibly stunned López-Cantera as he patted him on the back and shook his hand.

As Crist walked away he told López-Cantera to “Save your cameras for me.”

When asked by reporters how he felt about López-Cantera remarks that he lied, Crist dismissed the lt. governor and said “Give me Scott.”


Crist is considered a nominal favorite to defeat Republican Rick Scott in November, and once again be Florida's Governor, this time as a Democrat.

López-Cantera took exception to Crist's "aggressive tone" during the luncheon speech in West Palm Beach.

Crist said Obamacare is a great achievement and the battering he's receiving over the issue from Scott TV ads isn't going to hurt him the way Republicans believe. "I don't shy away from it. I don't back away from it. I don't apologize for it. It's the right thing to do."

He contrasted the health care law with Scott's background. When Scott was chief executive of Columbia/HCA, the company was found guilty of inflating Medicare bills and paid a $1.7 billion fine. Crist said Scott's wealth comes from "hundreds of millions of dollars of money you stole from poor, sick people."

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