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Shortly after Charlie Crist announced he'd be running for governor as a Democrat on Monday, word came that he'd be doing his first big cable news interview as a candidate on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews.
Crist was likely hoping this would be a chance to raise his national profile among MSNBC's left-leaning audience. Matthews was mostly interested in bashing Republicans for hating Obama. What resulted was an awkward exchange that barely registered as an actual interview in which Crist was only allowed to talk for roughly 130 seconds.