Charlie Crist Joining Obama At Pro-Stimulus Event

The White House has just announced that President Obama will be campaigning for the stimulus plan tomorrow in Fort Myers, Florida — where he’ll be introduced by Republican Governor Charlie Crist.

It’s odd to think that Crist — who hit the campaign trail in a big way for John McCain last year, and has been courted to run for the open Senate seat — has now broken ranks in such a conspicuous manner as to publicly appear with Obama.

It’s not just that, but his official statement praises Obama in language that one would normally use for a political ally: “I am eager to welcome President Obama to the Sunshine State as he continues to work hard to reignite the US economy.”