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Crist: Rubio 'a real nice guy'

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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said Wednesday he hasn’t decided whether to take a side in the presidential contest yet — but it appears there still isn’t a ton of love lost between Mr. Crist and Sen. Marco Rubio, who beat him in the race for the seat in 2010.

“I have not made that decision yet. I’m following this campaign very closely,” Mr. Crist, who dropped his Republican affiliation to run as an independent two years ago, said of the presidential contest. “It means an awful lot to the future of Florida and the future of our country, and so I’ll continue to do so, but at this time, I’ve made no decision.”

And what of Mr. Rubio, who upset Mr. Crist in the 2010 Republican primary and who is now being mentioned as a potential ticketmate for Mitt Romney?

“I think he’s a real nice guy,” Mr. Crist quipped on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

But is he qualified to be vice president?

“I’ll leave that to others to decide,” he said.

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