This ad is fascinating. It attempts to portray Charlie Crist has a guy who grew up rich. There are scenes of a house that could be found in Palm Beach. Crist is shown stepping off a private jet as if it is the family plane.
The ad is, to put it mildly, a bit of a stretch. Crist did grow up in nice home in St. Petersburg where his father was a medical doctor. But his lifestyle was not and has not been anything like it is portrayed in this ad.
One can find a lot of faults with Crist but a desire to make money has never been one of them. During most his political career, Crist has mostly had just his government salary. And he has lived in a small condo in St. Petersburg that he has rented for years.
His biggest financial step forward was when he married his wife Carole, a wealthy businesswoman.
The irony of course is that the rich candidate is Republican Governor Rick Scott who spend $70 million of his own money to win in 2010 and his rumored to be about to spend another $20 million to win this year.
Not many folks have $90 million they can spend on political campaigns.
Here's the ad: