Deep thoughts, by Charlie Crist

And there’s his lengthy, vivid description of that fateful hug with Obama:

He walked out toward me.

Both of us smiled.

The applause was just about frantic. We shook hands. The new president leaned forward and gave me a hug.

Reach.

Pull.

Release. . . .

It changed the rest of my life.

Reach, pull, release — just like that.