The Party's Over

The Party’s Over

How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142181553
  • 352 Pages
  • Plume
  • Adult


“Juicy stuff” (Miami New Times) from the former Republican governor of Florida on why he went with his heart and changed political parties.
Charlie Crist was the popular governor of Florida and a rising Republican star. But the changing political landscape left him with a life-changing choice: Join the Tea Party madness? Or stay true to his bipartisan, commonsense beliefs? Charlie knew what was right and became a Democrat in 2012.
The Party’s Over is the inside story of one brave leader’s refusal to surrender to hatred and zeal. From the Florida capital to the presidential campaign trail to Barack Obama’s White House, Charlie Crist tells what really derailed his former party, sharing very frank opinions about Sarah Palin, John McCain, Mark Rubio, and other top-tier Republicans. Crist has a uniquely insightful perspective on what works and what doesn’t, offering a hopeful vision to getting Washington back on track.


Praise for The Party’s Over:

The Party’s Over is a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the man who was — and could again be — the governor of the nation’s most-important political swing state.”—The Miami Herald

“Juicy stuff”—Miami New Times

Praise for Charlie Crist:

“The president has a very high regard for Governor Crist. He made a really courageous decision back in 2009. . . .”
—David Axelrod

“Crist has the admiration—and appreciation—of a White House that considered his 2012 endorsement key.”

“He’s an incredibly capable leader. . . . Everybody knows he was a great governor, led Florida with tremendous vision, and is focused on jobs and job creation.”
—Peter Shumlin, chairman of the Democratic Governors Association
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